Glacier (Mount Baker), Washington
Aug 19, 2010
|It's a rest day/catch up day. I do some laundry. Tom and the boys play cards and find some old videos in the basement (Lion King and 101 Dalmations!).
Tom and I go into Glacier, and drink a coffee. This is the highlight of the day. That...and reading the rental agreement (Once we get over its hostile tone, we find it quite entertaining):
PLEASE, NO SMOKING. NO SHOES. THANKS!
(Oh. Well, at least they have said please and thank you)
Welcome to Snowline Condos!
(They like their exclamation marks - three so far - but who's counting)
THE SPEED LIMIT IS 15 MPH and STRICTLY INFORCED
Then there is a long list of house rules, generously adorned with exclamation marks, sometimes two or even three side by side).
(Bigger writing now in bold)
CHECK OUT TIME IS:
Even bigger writing:
Guests who leave the keys in the vacation property or take them will be automatically charged with a service charge equal to one (and just in case you can't read numbers in words) (1) full nights rate, plus tax.
(Goodness me, is that how much it costs to cut a key?)
Well we'd better not lose the key then!
Best of all is the notice in the kitchen stating
"Due to local Health Department Regulations concerning product tampering we are unable to provide condiments and spices"
In all the years I have rented accommodation in Europe, Canada and the US, I have never stayed somewhere where they are unable to provide basic non-perishable food stuffs. How bizarre!
Being kind to the rental company, perhaps they have problems with young people renting in the ski session. But the whole thing does seem over the top.