I've been traveling a lot lately - Michigan, New York, Florida in the last month. Last week I was in a different state every day - Texas, Arizona, California. Every day from Monday to Thursday I was in an airport, getting rental cars, checking into hotels, eating room service. Whenever I tell people I travel a lot for work they always get a "how exciting!" look on their face. FYI - travel is rarely glamorous. Typically I go from the airport to one of our plants to the hotel and don't see much of anything else. This week I got blisters on my hand from dragging my suit case. On the upside, I managed to eat bacon every day. Yummmmm, bacon. Here are some highlights from the latest trip:
An okay Sheraton in Houston
Can you believe this rental car? I didn't even know these were still made, I'm pretty sure they found this baby hidden on a Ford lot somewhere. Cars slowed down on the freeway whenever I approached. It shook when I went above 65mph.
Downtown Houston. This was as close as I got. This was my first trip to Houston, I should have stayed the night to check it out. But I hate to fly in the early morning so I left.
I think this beautiful skyline was on my way from Houston to Phoenix. I got done at the plant early and spent a lot of time in the airport. When we got on the runway they turned our plane around and sent us back to the terminal for an hour due to weather. I could have spent $25 to get on an earlier flight but was too cheap. Lesson learned. I did get to watch Direct TV the whole flight - awesome.
Finally, a rental car I can appreciate.
Not a great picture because the visibility was bad. But I was looking at downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. I didn't do anything fun this trip but I have taken a little extra time on past trips to have dinner downtown. Cool place if you can avoid the tourist traps.
I guess I quit taking pictures after this. Nothing exciting happened. Got another car. Stayed at another Marriott. Had the best sandwich of all time at a deli by the plant. A guy I work with sent me a message that he heard there were bed bugs at the hotel I was staying at. He was trying to give me the creepy crawlies but it backfired, I slept like a baby and he felt bugs crawling on him all night. Justice.
I leave for Virginia in the morning. I have come to the realization that I need a wife so I don't spend my weekends doing all the usual crap stuff I have to do.