Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: K1200LT 2005 ALL PARTS FOR SALE
No reply here either.
As I unhappily discovered riding xcountry, not every hoetl/motel has a computer that "guests" can use. Before booking a room I always made sure the place had a computer I could use by reading the description of the place on the internet.
Evry morning before leaving I used the place's computer and internet connection to hunt for a place to stay that night.
The first BIG problem I encountered was turning on a hotel/motel's computer and discovered it was dialing out!! Talk about sloooooooooow!! It wasn't didn't make a connection. When I noticed the date it was off by 5 years!! When I asked a person behind the check in desk the explained she didn't know anything about computers. But the owner had recently bought that used computer system!! After a little cajoling the office manager let me use his computer.
Next BIG problem was when I was checking out and asked where the computer for guest use was? did NOT have one!! I pointed out this hotel listed having a computer and was told they have free wifi but i have to provide the computer to use it. I wound up finding a public library, getting a library card and getting on the internet that way--wasted around 3 hours.
Recently I took an overnight trip to Phoenix from Tucson and booked a room at a hotel listing restaurant with in it. When I checked in, after driving by a sign on the outside of the building saying restaurant, I was told it had shut down 3 years ago!!
I noticed a hotel I had recently stayed at that did not have a restaurant had one listed? SO, this time I tried to verify it was still there by calling them. NOPE!! they had just been acquired but didn't have a liquor license, so they didn't open the restaurant. That was over a year ago but they do not have a restaurant even thought the hotel still lists as having one!!
SO.......if there is something important I want in a place where I will stay, I call them and verify!!
Huuum?? While I think of it, the places my Garmin 665 list for food in a town where I stay are useless!! sometimes 2-5 years out of date!! One time I was looking for gas, nearest place indicated was 15-20 miles away. 5 miles later at an intersection with a traffic lite, I looked across the 4 lane road and discovered a gas station with a large general store.
when I was in Maine mu new 665 had wrong information where the 3 year Walmart was located! While riding back to Maine from MAXBMW in NH, I took back roads and decided to hit a state liquor store in Maine. I wound up going around and around for 30 minutes trying to find it. stopped and asked where it was cause I couldn't find it and was told they moved it 4 years ago.
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