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Fall 2012 Vacation in California: DoubleTree by Hilton CVG

After landing at CVG and picking up our bags we went outside the terminal building to the hotel shuttle area and waited for our shuttle. Considering how near the hotel is to the airport it was kind of funny that waiting for the shuttle was the longest part. Well, bad timing 😉

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Fall 2012 Vacation in California: Embassy Suites Ontario Airport

  • Introduction
  • Flight DL 15 FRA to ATL
  • Flight DL 2155 ATL to LAX
  • Hilton LAX, Hertz
  • Embassy Suites Ontario Airport
  • Comfort Inn in Oakhurst
  • Yosemite NP
  • Comfort Inn in Mariposa
  • Travelodge Merced
  • Merced to Sacramento, Red Roof Inn
  • Shopping, Dining
  • W Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco Day 1
  • San Francisco Day 2
  • Days Inn & Suites in Hayward
  • San Francisco Day 3
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Bakersfield
  • Sheraton Ontario Airport
  • EconoLodge Near LAX
  • Flight DL 1814 LAX to CVG
  • DoubleTree by Hilton CVG
  • Flight DL 1520 CVG to ATL
  • Flight Delta 14 ATL to FRA

After picking the Nissan Quest from Hertz Gold Choice we drove to Ontario where we first went to the Target store near the Ontario Mills to get some bottled water, coke zero, some wine, and maybe some stuff for people back home. We know some crazy people who hunger for cereals and stuff available in the US but not in Germany.

Well, we already have some experience traveling around the US but we certainly and by far don’t have the knowledge of locals. Before getting to Target we saw a Sam’s Club store. I knew that they sell larger boxes, packs, and stuff. But I was not aware that this Club thing in their name really means club. So we threw some stuff into our shopping cart, went to checkout, and the cashier asked us for our membership card. „We don’t have one.“ „Well, then you can’t buy here, sorry. You can go to customer service and sign up.“ Okay, we went straight to customer service and I asked about possible memberships. After I learned what the minimum cost was we decided to leave the cart stranded, left the store, and went over to Target. I am sure that Sam’s Club is great for people living in the US, but not for us. I can’t believe it took me almost 12 years (my first visit to the US was in October 2000) to find that out 😉

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Fall 2012 Vacation in California: Hilton LAX

  • Introduction
  • Flight DL 15 FRA to ATL
  • Flight DL 2155 ATL to LAX
  • Hilton LAX, Hertz
  • Embassy Suites Ontario Airport
  • Comfort Inn in Oakhurst
  • Yosemite NP
  • Comfort Inn in Mariposa
  • Travelodge Merced
  • Merced to Sacramento, Red Roof Inn
  • Shopping, Dining
  • W Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco Day 1
  • San Francisco Day 2
  • Days Inn & Suites in Hayward
  • San Francisco Day 3
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Bakersfield
  • Sheraton Ontario Airport
  • EconoLodge Near LAX
  • Flight DL 1814 LAX to CVG
  • DoubleTree by Hilton CVG
  • Flight DL 1520 CVG to ATL
  • Flight Delta 14 ATL to FRA

After we had picked up our baggage we headed to the hotel shuttle stop outside the building and waited for the Hilton LAX shuttle. After a little bit longer than short wait it finally arrived, picked us up, and brought us to the hotel. The drive was relatively short onto Century Blvd including a U-turn to get to the hotel.

After unloading I tipped the driver and took a photo of the lobby while entering. Then we proceeded to the front desk to check in. Fortunately, the hotel provides an extra desk for Gold and Diamond VIPs. And thanks to my gold status (have to thank several BoardingArea bloggers for that) I could bypass the line of non-elites (at least not above silver). The front desk agent was friendly and quickly checked me in, giving me room #1404.

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