Over the Cats on a Dark desert highway cool wind in My hair shirt and by the same token and course of my trip, I stayed in hotels in Ann Arbor and Boston and a B&B in Provincetown, one that I had been to each of the past four years. This was where I saw perhaps the most significant changes of the pandemic era. At each of the three hotels, check-in took place through a glass barrier, much of the public seating areas had been reduced and restricted to guests (the Marriott at Long Wharf in Boston requires you to show a room card before you can enter the Cats on a Dark desert highway cool wind in My hair shirt lobby), there was no room service nor housekeeping during my stay (though
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I could have requested no-contact delivery of extra towels or toiletries), and masks were mandatory. At one hotel, the restaurant was open with a limited menu and generously spaced tables, but at two others, the only option was a grab-and-go cafe. The B&B in Provincetown, the Benchmark Inn, was as charming and welcoming as ever, but the communal morning buffet was gone, replaced by individual breakfast orders placed the night before – with the owner pouring cream into your coffee so that only he touched the carton – and there was no gathering in the afternoon for iced tea and homemade cookies. It, too, had eliminated daily housekeeping, and one of the Swiss co-owners had to run everything on his own; his partner was unable to enter the country because of the Tump travel restrictions. Masks were mandatory in all public areas.
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