I snacked on a peanut butter Larabar, grabbed a water, took my meclizine (think ultra strength dramamine) and off we went! Unfortunately, it was probably the bumpiest plane ride of my life so the last 20 minutes involved my head and my disposable barf bags I have to carry with me when I travel. Le sigh. My co-workers make fun of them, yet I can't live without them. Life could be worse ... right?
Well, I was never so happy to get off a plane in my life. For the first time in a long time I was so shaken that I found a corner in the airport and laid down for about 20 minutes. My vertigo was so bad that I couldn't even walk without feeling like I was going to fall over. After that rest, I grabbed some pop chips and more water and prayed I would make it in the cab ride downtown in one piece.
Wish granted, and I arrived to my office in MUCH better spirits. Allow me to introduce you to my home for the week!
So how does my room rank? Well first amazing as I am traveling for business and not spending my own money, so by no means am I trying to complain in the slightest! It's just that years of great work travel have left me a bit of a hotel snob. (Eh, it could be worse! ) But overall, it's clean, modern, roomy and has a separate shower/bath tub. There's also two couches. I'm a big fan of couches in hotel rooms as I hate to sit in the bed all the time. Says the girl typing her blog post from the bed...
One major bummer with this hotel is that they charge you $10/day to use the gym. That really bothers me. $10 - a DAY - to try and stay healthy & fit while traveling.
And not that this makes up for that, but I did like the fact that their room service menu breaks food into various dietary categories: raw, vegan, gluten-free, etc. It made it VERY easy to decipher the menu. Bonus points on that one! (But not enough to get the 'you have to pay to use the gym' thoughts out of my head - BOOOOO!!!)