“Perfect” would be the best way to describe our day yesterday! We did absolutely nothing but lay on the beach. Low humidity, clouds mixed with sun and a gentle cooling breeze off the Atlantic…. Neither one of us realized how little fun we had in Traverse City this summer. Katy worked too much and I had Mom’s health issues along with us selling two houses to deal with.
We both commented on that being the longest time we can remember sitting at the beach in our lifetime. Katy jumped in, but the yukkies bother me. Seaweed and stuff and the Portuguese Man of War warning sign did not instill great confidence in me. I did manage to fry my tiny little tummy a bright ruby red color. I’d call it medium rare, just pink on the inside, but flame red on the outer edges.
Breakfast this morning at the Fairmont was a low cost affair. Katy had the cold continental breakfast. I indulged in the full fare deal. It came to a paltry $55 with mandatory $15 service charge. I haven’t seen the hotel bill yet, but was told by another guest that they slap a $20 room cleaning bill on each day. They forgot today and I’ll be sure to remind them of that at checkout.
It has been relaxing and worthwhile. I’m glad we came and now ready to move on again.
Our next stop is Hilton Head Island and a new home purchase. At the end of the month we are off to the Pacific Coast Highway and the Padres game and then we’re back to San Francisco for the plane pull at Fleet Week with United Airlines and the Blue Angels. It is turning out to be a beautiful fall for us!
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases