We are in Portage, WI, on our way to Chicago for the LiveText conference. LiveText is a digital portfolio system that Cindy helps students and faculty in the Ed College use. I am along for the ride – we decided to take a few days around the convention and call this our summer trip. If you stay off the interstate, the drive along the Mississpi river and through Wisconsin is very nice.
We have started making comparisons between big city and small town hotels. The Best Western we stayed in last night was under $100, had free parking, free Internet, and a free breakfast. The room was easily the equivalent of what we pay $180-210 for in a convention hotel. Last time we were in Chicago, the parking was $29 per night and the Internet access approx. $10 a day.
It is probably Internet access that annoys me the most. I understand the reality of parking costs when space is at a premium, but charging for Internet in a $200 per night room is just wrong.
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