My journey from Charlottesville to Herndon started on Sunday – 3:45 PM. I started up the GPS about two miles from our house, at the Hess Gas Station – the weather was clear, roads relatively un-congested – all the elements of a great trip! As the GPS indicated, it was approximated that the journey would take about two hours – and that was right on the money! I arrived at the hotel at 5:45 PM! Check-in was a breeze, as my name was listed under a reservation block for myself and fellow Firmwide Orientation Attendees – so it was up to the room in just minutes!
The rooms are all suites, so they have a little sitting room, desk, separate bedroom, and a bathroom/vanity area that connects and can be accessed from both sides. Pretty nifty. After doing a little unpacking, I scoped out the rest of the floor!
Pretty nice equipment in the fitness center…and bonus, it’s on the same floor as my room! Sweet! After that win, I decided to go and check out the rest of the surrounding hotel area.
Starbucks in walking distance? Yeah! But one cannot exist on caffeine alone – so I hopped in the car and headed to the grocery store for a few items.
I’m fancy, eh!? LOL Diet Birch Beer, oranges, strawberries and a little Chobani. After I put that stuff in the fridge, it was a quick five miles on the treadmill while watching America’s Next Great Restaurant – then shower, relax and unpack/iron my outfits for the week and hang ’em up! 🙂 This is also when I realized I forgot to pack PJ’s! D’oh! Ah well, good thing I packed lots of workout clothes. They made good substitutes.
Then, I lined up my shoes.
Yeah, good stuff.
I hit the hay around 11 after reading a few chapters from Unbroken – highly recommend this book so far, too.
Have you ever been on a business trip? Any travel/hotel rituals?