I've booked my hotel for Chicago! Woot! It is hard to believe that this is really happening. I look back at that post I wrote in January when I could scarcely believe that I could pull it off and now here I am! Oh, and did I tell you that I *did* get tickets to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me! This trip is going to be awesome.
I used Priceline to book my hotel. What I really like about Priceline is that it is all paid in advance. I don't have to worry about having that money with me when I go. When I travel to San Antonio for conventions I always ask to pay the day I check in. That way it is taken care of and I don't have to worry about it. I had it in my head that I would be ok paying $70 a night. I don't know where I got that number from, but it has been in my head for a few months now. I know that I could have spent forever manipulating the Priceline system and if they had rejected $70 I would have had to rethink it, but they didn't.
So what did Priceline find for me? *drumroll* The Hyatt Regency Chicago on Wacker Drive. Just look at it's location on Google Map
. Look at it! I'm excited.