a nearly missed flight, and a lack of food (I ate a package of corn
nuts for lunch, thinking I'd have time for food between flights)- but
I made it.
Update: Here's a pic from the plane, the clouds over Washington D.C. were spectacular!
My husband would agree when I say I have a knack for picking the worst
hotel in a given area. I did pick the cheapest out of the list given
on the conference website, so I shouldn't have expected much.
However, I thought I'd read that there was wifi here, but alas, not
so. There is also not a restaurant within walking distance, something
else I'd counted on. That's not so bad, I've ordered chinese
delivery, and I'm waiting pretty patiently, but it had better get here
soon - the corn nuts were burned off a long time ago.
So here's some tips for myself to remember for future solo travel:
- Pick a hotel close to the conference: it's worth it to pay a little more. Really.
- Pack more snacks.
- Don't rely on any time between flights to accomplish things such as eating or having a rest stop - unless, of course, you have more than 90 minutes between flights.
The food has arrived, so that's all for today. It's time to settle in
with some General Tso's Chicken, a Corona, and Charleston tv.
Update: turns out this is NOT the Howard Johnson mentioned by the
conference website - apparently that particular hotel changed its
name. So I'm staying at the wrong place - no continental breakfast
and no shuttle to the conference.
Good thing I ordered a beer.