Less than an hour after I checked in, I got the email.
We see where you are departing
tomorrow and hope that you had a wonderful stay here at _______! We realize you have many options when traveling and appreciate you choosing to stay with us. We wanted to reach out to you and ensure that everything with your stay exceeded expectations. On behalf of the staff, we wish you a safe trip home, and we hope to see you again sometime soon!
Soon after, the airline sent me an email suggesting I check in for tomorrow’s flight now.
Where am I?
First read Part 1 and Part 2.
This final installment is probably the most boring because I worked nearly non-stop.
Nearly. And then I went on vacation. More on that soon –
Third stop: San Francisco
I packed for cool, rainy weather. Naturally neither condition materialized. But I’m not complaining.
While I was in SF, I met Tommy Lee. He was very nice and is, apparently, quite the foodie.*
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Life stories, Travel and tagged BCBG, biz travel, business travel, dc, Florida, Motley Crue, san francisco, Siesta Key, Tommy Lee, travel on . February 23, 2016
This is Part 1 of a three- or four-part post. We’ll see how things go.
OK, it was actually ME who was gone.
Sorry for the silence and also the lack of warning. First, I was
distracted by this.
Then I went on an epic thirteen-day, four-stop
business trip that was preceded by an additional one-night business trip. All told, I stayed in six hotels and one apartment ( his, twice) between January 27 and February 11. It was a LOT, even by my standards of biz travel.
Here are a few pics and stories from the first stop of the trip,
for the curious. Palm Springs,
I’m writing this as I wait for my twice-delayed flight from
SFO to JFK. If there is any luck in this word, I’ll be back in NYC as you read this.
But anything’s possible. As long as I’m home in time for
The Bachelorette Monday night, no one gets hurt.
My usual coffee routine is this:
During the week, iced venti lattes at
On weekends, too-small but delicious iced lattes at local coffee shops like
Last week, I made a quick
business trip to Washington, DC. Instead of frequenting the local Starbucks, each morning I visited a wonderful new-ish coffee shop near my hotel* called Slipstream.
I liked the friendly servers and the food I sampled – thick toast with crème fraîche and house-made jam – was delicious.
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Food and tagged business travel, coffee, dc, Del Campo, hotel, Hotel Helix, Kimpton, latte, Slipstream, Starbucks, Toby's Estate, washington on . December 8, 2014
“What time is your flight?” Carolyn asked me
“10:45. But…I have to check a bag”
The faces of two horrified
friends–Carolyn plus Morgan–stared back at me. I felt ashamed.
“I know. I don’t usually check a bag but this time…I…I just grabbed the wrong suitcase. I have four of them.”
I fiddled with my wine glass and then continued.
trips have been short ones so i have been talking my half-size wheelie bag.”
“My suitcases are usually stored like nesting dolls. I grabbed the wrong bag and it was too big to carry on. I didn’t realize until I got to security at LGA and they sent me back to Ticketing.”
friends nodded, but unconvincingly. At this point that I realized the extent of my friends’ disapproval. I may be shunned.
My fall from
travel grace is complete.
* * *
I’m just back from a long business/ pleasure trip to Chicago and San Francisco. As a result I have zero (!) blog posts scheduled. Bear with me.
(even if you are just 45 degrees in late April)