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We’re at a soccer tournament this weekend in Santa Cruz and all the hotels are booked. So half the team is staying in cabins at the KOA campground. I was hoping to find a wifi point somewhere nearby, so imagine my delight when the office/store at the campground advertised free Wifi. I’d already tried looking for a connection in my cabin (or Kabin, as the KOA folks call them) with no luck. So I asked one of the three elderly ladies at the front desk where the wifi point was, expecting to be told it was in the dining hall, or the game room, or something.

When she told me that it was all over the campground and should work at any campsite, I mentioned that I hadn’t been able to get a signal from my cabin. "Oh," she said. "It’s probably just because it’s so slow today. The internet was real slow when I was at home this morning." Smiling, I told her that may be true, but I wasn’t even able to find a signal from an access point, so apparently the wifi wasn’t everywhere in the campground. "Well, they’re hot spots, and sometimes they cool down. So just move around a little until you find one that’s still warm."

Pierre Cutler
August 5, 2006 11:52 AM

Adam, Soccer tournaments can be fun, but the hotel and hot spot situation can be a trying experience. Perhaps next time you might give our friends at JiWire in Folsom a call and they could tell you where to find the "hot spot". Pierre Cutler The Sacramento Executive

Dean
August 7, 2006 10:48 AM

LOL! I love how the not-so-technically hip come to justify things like that. Ah well, I give her an A for effort. :)

Ben Bicais
August 8, 2006 2:10 AM

Soccer tournaments are a real fun. I think if you were so keenly interested, you must ve booked your room earlier.And if you have to spend a day without the signal, that might be ok but slow signals create a crap which is truly unbearable. Nways, enjoy being a live spectator.

Barrett
August 8, 2006 5:44 PM

LOL that really tops the classic hotel clerk telling me that the "high speed" is obtained by plugging my puter in a port on the side of the phone.............

John
August 8, 2006 9:06 PM

great story Adam.

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