I had a whirlwind work trip this week to Atlanta. I just returned home ….glad to be home, in bed, snuggling with the little furry ladies. Now that I’m relaxed, I was thinking about my travel day on Thursday and thought I would share my story. Here is how the day went for me:
- 04:30am PST – Up and at ’em…. and I’m SO NOT a morning person.
- 06:00am PST – Get in my car and drive to the airport because the cab never showed up.. when I called them, the dispatcher said they were “all busy”
- 07:00am PST – Flight departed SFO… headed to ATL, 4.5 hour flight. Slept a bit…. finished my book, worked a tiny bit.
- 02:45pm EST – Arrived ATL
- 03:00pm EST – Boarded a train (METRA) towards the hotel
- 03:35pm EST – Departed the train….unbeknownst to me AT THE WRONG train stop.
- 04:00pm EST – arrived at the mall, that is attached to the hotel, A MILE from the train stop. The entire time I was walking I was swearing up and down, saying my coworkers name in vain (of course it was his fault!)..
- 04:30pm EST – arrive at the hotel, sweaty and disgusting as it was a “cool” 92 degrees in Hotlanta. I hop into the shower to clean up and cool down, proceed to work for the next hour and a half.
- 06:00pm EST – go to the hotel bar and cool down even further with a cold alcoholic beverage – vodka, soda, and ice cubes.. yum!
- 07:00pm EST – head to drinks and dinner with my coworker.. laughed about my travel day…
- 11:00pm EST – back at hotel…
9 hours of getting ready to travel, waiting to travel, traveling. 12 hours with the 3 hour time difference. Throughout the travel experience, I had nothing to eat… so I was starving by the time dinner time came around. Had 3 tacos, a margarita at a local taco establishment….. and 2 more vodkas at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta… OMG, this place is amazing! I’m definitely going back to that hotel bar…
A couple of great observations about my day is:
- I got paid to travel… I know, it’s not glamorous travel, but it was still interesting to me. I love to interact with people, watch people, watch people’s interactions with others… I love to watch the people in this world move about…
- All food and drink, while out-of-town, is on someone else’s dime. Nothing like a free beverage that puts a smile on my face.
- I think it’s so interesting how sure I was that I knew exactly where I was going. It didn’t occur to me that I didn’t know… Looking back on it, of course I didn’t know… but made me realize that the more I think I know something, the more I really don’t know anything.
And last, and probably the most important… I did ALL of this in my fabulous Olivia Rose Leopard Print Pumps.. Oh baby, do I travel in style or what?!?!?