We stayed at a special resort this yr – the Marriott Marquis, which is a bit of over two years previous. It is proper throughout from the George R. Brown conference middle, the place the expo is held and likewise the place the finisher space is, so it is tremendous handy. It was very nice – the foyer was mild and open and the rooms had been fairly massive; beds and bedding had been snug, they usually had a BaByliss hair dryer within the lavatory and now I need one. Apparently there IS a distinction between my cheapo Conair and the Babyliss – who knew? After all, all of that niceness comes with a value; we bought a particular charge by reserving by means of the race web site however with taxes and the parking price, we paid $302 – yikes! This was additionally why we solely stayed one night time; whereas we had been ready for the bills of this weekend, we’re not moneybags, in order that was it for us.
The resort is thought for its rooftop Texas-shaped lazy river – it is on the sixth flooring and is seen from the elevator space on each flooring above it. This is the view from the 23rd flooring:
Sadly, it was freezing chilly the weekend we had been there, which was nice for the runners however not nice for going within the pool. Jeff ventured down and laid in a cabana for about an hour on Saturday afternoon however the winds had been gusting over 25 mph and he could not take the chilly so he got here again inside.
Jeff ended up with a variety of race footage by way of Marathonfoto, so I ended up shopping for the digital obtain for the lot. This is a few of our favorites:
…and that is a wrap on Houston!