Lori and I skipped town for the weekend, the two older boys are manning the fort, the youngest is with his Grandmother. The hotwire deal worked as stated, nice room, easy check in, no problems at all. Now to see if we can find a nice place for dinner, we'll be all set. Lori's out doing the $40 a day bit and seeing what local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel are good.
I'll probably be a geek and check in just because I can, but if you don't hear from me for a day or two, you'll know why.