February 08, 2008 4 Comments A+ a-

I start a four day trip this afternoon--so, I am running around trying to get last minute stuff done that I couldn't do on my days off because I was stuck in Chicago.

I had a meeting in Chicago on Tuesday morning--so I flew in the night before. Then the snow started--and flights out of ORD were cancelled. So, I didn't get home until almost 3pm yesterday. Surprisingly, the flight coming home wasn't full--apparently, the pre-cancellation of flights kept people from being stuck in ORD. So, maybe they DO know what they're doing--sometimes!

Tonight, I will be in Evansville, Indiana (EVV) then tomorrow, Memphis (MEM)and finally Cincinnati (CVG)--hotbeds of excitement, I know!

Actually, most of the crews like the EVV hotel--free breakfast. Yep, the gold standard of hotels for us: free internet and free breakfast! (It is pitiful, I know!) Saturday night, my Dad will also be in MEM--my Mom was from there, I was born there, and I have a ton o' family there--so, I am hoping to see him, and possibly an Auntie or two for dinner. In CVG, we arrive at 11:20 a.m. and don't leave until 6:00 a.m. the next day. There is an area near our hotel called Germantown, which is kinda cool. Lots of restaurants and shops. I have never seen it in the daytime--seems like a lot of college kids at night. There is an exhibit at the Cincinnati museum that I have been wanting to see for a couple of years called Bodies-the Exhibition--hopefully it isn't too far from the hotel and maybe one of my crew will want to see it too. (Doubt it, though--it's not the kind of thing many people I work with would a.) want to see or b.) actually pull out cash to pay for something.)


Blondie

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Anonymous
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February 9, 2008 at 1:35 PM delete

hi Blondie,
the rear jumpseat next to the lav is my favourite place as well! :-)
what I just noticed reading about your trip that flying "regional" in the USA means you never have to take a passport because you never leave your home country! my next four day trip includes overnights in four different countries, poland, bulgaria, italy and france.
but hey, we also LOVE hotels with free breakfast and free internet ( not to mention a free drink at the hotel bar ;-))!
have fun,
Claudia

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Mom in 2
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February 9, 2008 at 9:02 PM delete

Did you get a chance to see your Dad and/or Aunties????

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Blondie
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February 9, 2008 at 10:56 PM delete

Hey Claudia,

we are required to carry our passport--in case we get reassigned to another flight--we also cover the Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico...what cities will you be overnighting in on your next trip?

Hey Donna,

I saw Dad--had a GREAT dinner with him, but, NO Aunties! We had dinner at the Italian place in the Peabody, right down the street from where my layover hotel--had a really good talk, too!

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February 10, 2008 at 8:44 AM delete

hi Blondie,
on this particular trip i will visit Krakow, Sofia, Milan and Marseille. none of my favourites this time,i would prefer Paris, St. Petersburg and Barcelona. ;-)
so let me know when you visit good old europe next time, maybe i can give some advice? ;-)
all the best,
Claudia

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