So...we booked an early check-in with the intention of getting off the plane, changing clothes, relaxing a little, maybe even taking a nap before heading to my sister's house. Of course the room wasn't ready for us. That was when we went to have the lunch I mentioned earlier, hoping they'd get the room ready.
Well, the lunch was really enjoyable and relaxing and tasty and filled with bloody marys and cost way more than it should have. But we enjoyed the hell out of it.
The room still wasn't ready after lunch. No changing, relaxing or napping. Bah!
We had a good time at sister's house and then went and looked at the house where Dad lives now with his wife. An excellent, spacious house with fanciful colors on every wall. I approve most heartily.
Then we all went to dinner (16 or so of us) and had a good time there. Then drinks were had at another brother's hotel and much good conversation. I started fading and we headed back to our hotel. It seems that the earlier manager had not been at all deaf to how the unavailability of our room earlier in the day had really inconvenienced us, because we were upgraded to a River-view Jr. Suite. I deem this most excellent too. Props to the Hyatt!
Happy. Comfy. In my jammies.
Two more things to mention.
1. Thanks for all the Happy Birthday wishes for Dad.
2. It seems much of my family has found this place and been lurking. I'd better start watching my fucking language. (Sibs...feel free to comment. You're all most welcome here, of course.)