Last-Minute Lester at the Beach
by Randall L. Whipkey
At the last second last week, Last-Minute Lester decided to take the
family on a vacation at the beach. Of course, rather than reserve
rooms ahead of time, Last-Minute Lester--"Don't worry, we won't have
any trouble finding rooms this time of the season"--left it all up
to chance. Unfortunately for the family, they did have trouble
and ended up spending half of each day looking for a room for the
night. Fortunately, Lester did find a room each night Sunday-Thursday
at a different establishment (the Isla del Sol Resort, for one) in a
different beach town, including Ocean City. From the information
below, you should be able to find where (at which lodging in which
town) the family stayed each night and how much Last-Minute Lester
paid for room (and the privilege of procrastinating).
- Last-Minute Lester found a room at the Sand Dollar Motel the
night before locating lodging in Full Moon Bay.
- The family stayed in Atlantic Palisades earlier in the week
than at the Dolphin Inn; the room at the Dolphin Inn cost $100
less than the one in Atlantic Palisades.
- On three consecutive nights, first-to-last, Lester found lodging
at the Beachcomber Motel, found a room that cost $50 less than
the Beachcomber one, and found a room in Cape June.
- The room at the Ebb Tide Hotel cost $100 less than the lodging
Lester located in Snug Harbor.
- One night after the family stayed in Full Moon Bay, Lester paid
twice as much for the room as the one in Full Moon Bay.
- Wednesday's room cost $100 more than Monday's.
- Mrs. Lester pointed out that Lester had spent $1300 for the five
nights and could have rented a condo, in one town, for the week
instead. Lester replied, in his usual non-sequitor style, "But
I never paid the same price for any two nights!"
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