The Marriott CDG doesn't suck!

I travel a fair amount for work so over the last 15+ years have stayed in some nice hotels and som really crappy ones.  This week I found one which truly does not suck.  The Marriott at Charles de Gaule Airport is a nice hotel.  It has everything I like in a hotel (except ESPN) and as anyone who has traveled in Europe will tell you, a known good hotel is not something to scoff at.  It was such a pleasure to stay here, I decided to put together a list of hotels that don’t suck.

Why do I like the Marriott CDG?

  1. It is close to the airport (CDG).
  2. Free shuttle to and from CDG.
  3. Free Internet
  4. Full size bed!
  5. Excellent pillows
  6. Nice bar
  7. Reasonable (relative considering the crappy exchange rate) good prices
  8. Drinks and Snacks available without having to use room service

The next time I am in Paris I will almost certainly stay here the night before I fly out.

Enhancement List!

My wife gave me a list of all of the things she’d like to be able to do the other day.  None were a real surprise and I hope to get some of them implemented this week.  Probably the hardest one will be to do an online scratch list because I need to finish the Meet Module first since scratching is dependent on having a swim meet to scratch from.

High on WinSwim, low on MeetManager

I have posted on this subject before but after spending a bunch of time with WinSwim this weekend I want to talk about it again.  I really like WinSwim.  Gary Wood (the author) provides top notch support.  I have run into a few bugs and his turn-around time to fix them is phenominal, usually within a day or so.

The last one was a wierd one though.  I was unable to run any of WinSwim’s reports.  I installed it on my wife’s computer and they ran fine.  WFT?!?  I provided a slew of data to WinSwim Support and got an e-mail back from Gary explaining that in his opinion, what was happening was I likely had Hytek’s Meet Manager installed (I do) as it uses an old version of Crystal Reports, the same Report Module which WinSwim uses.  Because WinSwim expects the newer version, they won’t work.  Bleh, what a mess.  I am still trying to figure out how to rectify this situation.  I can’t imagine what I’d do without Gary’s support.