Tag: Hilltop Hotel

1.46 ‘X’ Marks The Spot

Clearing the cobwebs and remnants of subterfuge from my mind I studied the materials I’d brought with me – tablet, official map, an unaugmented map, camera, and a manilla envelope (filched from the front desk). I set to work. I decided that specificity was…

1.45 Tips

I cracked the code!  Range Lade will not be receiving a slightly disappointing batch of apologetic maple bacon scones from me. Instead, I will give Ranger Lade first crack at excising The Pink Lady from her mountain. Solving a twenty-year-old mystery while literally coming…

1.44 All Roads Lead To Rome

Sarah and Laney (and the boys) were sitting outside on the veranda sipping coffee when we returned. The three of us (and an amused plus two) headed straight into the dining room to snag our favorite flavor of danish before the breakfast bar closed. …

1.41 Ranger Can You Spare A Map?

The manager, deciding we’d lingered at the front desk too long talking to Sam, swung by to make sure everything was copasetic (the way Sam clammed up, perhaps making sure he wasn’t telling inappropriate tales?). Not wanting to get him in hot water, Wood…

1.40 What’s A Rizzo?

Sam’s earnest pronouncement threw both Wood and me. Wood: “The Pink Lady? Is Rizzo going to pop out of the trees and show us the worst thing she could do?”  Sam (perplexed): “What’s a Rizzo?” It took a beat for Sam’s question to sink in. Me…

1.39 Morning People

Swimming reluctantly up to consciousness, it took several moments for my brain to register the stomping outside my door as the reason why Mr. Sandman’s spell broke. Burrowing into the warm covers, I hoped a speck of his sand remained to help.… ….When the…

1.34 Competative Hiking

(Maple Ginger Bacon Carrots with Sesame Seeds! This was one of the great side dish from this evening! And the only one which featured a sauce!) When I finally made the lobby, after a thrilling twilight boat ride, the front desk clerk informed me…