Even though I don’t post every single day, like a real, disciplined blogger, I’ve decided to start a weekly post letting you know where I’ve been traveling to. Often times, one boring layover isn’t substantial enough for its own post, but I do have people ask me where I’m going and what I’m doing. Maybe a week’s worth of activity will justify a post. So here goes-
On Monday night, I ended my work day in Las Vegas. It’s been a few months since I’ve been to this city. I’m always reminded of when I lived there with my cousin Mike. We actually lived out in Henderson, but it was a quick drive to the Vegas strip for work.
At that time, I was working at The Monte Carlo as a spa attendant. Las Vegas is filled with good memories. My short overnight meant that there wasn’t enough time to run around town and make questionable decisions. On this particular stay, I had just enough time to get 8 hours of sleep, an hour to get ready the next morning, and a few extra minutes to cross the street to the CVS and buy a new toothbrush and toothpaste.
On Tuesday night I found myself in San Antonio, Texas. We stay at the perfect hotel, in the perfect location, but my overnight was just too short to do anything fun. It was pretty much a slam-click kind of night (this is a term that flight attendants to describe those who don’t want to go down and be with their fellow crew members, as in- you slam the door closed and click the lock… one who does this a lot and isn’t social on the overnight is labeled a “slam-clicker”).
Wednesday night was back to DEN, and I enjoyed all of Thursday off. I stay in Brighton where I have forced myself into my dear friend Dawn’s family. It’s great having this second family- where her grandsons are being raised to know that I’m an uncle. I’m pushing for “Favorite Uncle” status, but I feel that Tatum and Kaiden will have to decide this on their own. I will do my best to plant that seed.
On both Thursday and Friday night, I ended up on Long Island in New York. The first night I found a haircut, and on the second night, I managed to find a pretty good burger for dinner. Also on the second night, the hotel was hosting a Dr. Who convention. It was hilarious to see all the funky costumes that the attendees were wearing. It was actually more scary than hilarious.