It’s been a particularly hectic work week and I was in desperate need to clear my head fast.
Fortunately we are camping in an area known for phenomenal riding, so I awoke early today and spent a few hours on the bike consumed in a network of trails that I could otherwise easily explore for days.
Just what I needed.
This week Kelly held down the fort while I was away on a business trip in/around Washington DC. Traveling from Brookings, Oregon was a bit more complicated than I would have preferred, but thanks to inflight wi-fi, I was able to stay productive on two of three flights and even follow the March Madness tournament games via ESPN.
Arriving to Portland in the rain – first of three flights
Like most of my work trips, I didn’t have a lot personal time, but following my last day in the office (Thursday), I did manage to sneak into the district and walk for a few hours.
Before I knew it, my trip was over and it was time to return home.
Dusk at the Washington Monument
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The White House
Departing Portland – final of three flights
Yesterday I spent all day flying from San Francisco to Washington DC for a quick work trip. It was a long day of travel, but at least I have sufficient airline status that I can frequent the American Airlines lounges along the way and use inflight wifi for free. Combined, these little perks allow for a mostly productive day while cruising at 30,000 feet.
I also have “elite” status with Hilton and Hyatt hotels – a sign that I spend too much time away from my own bed. The hotels love to market certain perks associated with status … one being upgraded rooms. Well today I awoke in a Hyatt Regency hotel – in an upgraded room no less, to this million dollar view of a mall parking lot.