My seat was fantastic. I love economy comfort. The best part was, although it was a full flight, the seat in the middle was empty. So me and the lady in seat A had all the room to sleep. I was so tired, my eyes felt like they were about to pop out of their sockets. I must've been extremely tired because I slept for the entire flight. I woke up 20 minutes before landing and wanted to keep on sleeping. I thought, damn, the flight was only 4 hours and 50 minutes. I need at least 7 hours of sleep!
Due to all the traveling I've done over the past year, I've memorized the Delta Terminal in LAX. As soon as I exited, I knew exactly where to go to use the restroom and where to turn to get to Mcdonald's to pick up breakfast. I had a 2 hour layover. I needed that break. My tailbone was hurting and I needed to get some grub because I knew once I landed in AZ, I'd be running all over the place.
I fell asleep in the terminal waiting to board my flight to Phoenix. I got up 5 minutes before boarding.
It was a smaller plane and the burly guy sitting next to me took up all the damn elbow space. rrr! On top of that, the flight was curvy and bumpy. When we took off, we flew over water. I was like, "am i on the right flight? We're supposed to be flying over land." After passing the clouds, we took a huge rolling turn, twice. I stomach had rocks in them. Then we'd go up and down and you could feel it. What the crap pilot!
Thank GOD for my beats. He fricken SNORED like a bear! And I NEEDED those extra 2 hours of sleep on this flight!
Again, I slept through the entire ride and when I got up, it only felt like I slept for an hour. It was then that I put my beats away and got ready to deplane and hit the road. The last 10 minutes of the flight, I wish that guy had a damn cpap machine. God!
After landing and looking for the car rental shuttle bus, I was now on my way. Picked up my Dodge Charger because no SUV's were available and I wanted something different. I'm always driving a van.
The charger's pretty cool. No key start up. And everything is digital. Great! I can barely figure out my damn Iphone and now I have to figure out how to work the radio too?! The cars a nice ride but I honestly expected a little bit more balls under the hood. Or do they cut them off for rentals?
When I checked in, the girl who came out to help looked at me (when traveling, I always have a flower in my ear) and saw my sign in form. She stops me and says, EH, YOU FROM WAIPAHU?! I say, yes I am. She goes, "me too! nice!!!"
So, I get to my room, unpack, and dump everything on the bed real fast cause I literally only have time to freshen up and run to the office. I get ready to jump in the shower and there's no freakin shower curtain. WHAT THE HELL?! I looked up at the rod and thought, how the hell do you forget to replace the curtain? lol! So, I showered without it. I had to. The floor was a mess but that's what the maid is for. I had to GO!
I get dressed and run downstairs to tell them to please put a curtain up in my bathroom. They looked at me puzzled. I said its totally fine, can you just make sure there's one by the time I get back. In the meantime, she hands me a goody bag with snacks inside and say, here, this is for you. WOW!! I'm gonna have to hook sister up downstairs with a bag of coffee. LOL!
It must really be a local thing to ALWAYS travel with gifts to give away huh?
So, I hit the road and I wondered why everyone here kept telling me, "take my number down in case you get lost on your way to the office." I'm like, I have GPS, I'm good.
I was NOT good. I drove in circles for a good 15 minutes. The office is supposed to be FIVE minutes away!
I finally just follow one road that my gut told me to take and I pulled over and called them. Come to find out, I'm on the right path (not based on the GPS), and I was right around the corner from the office.
I was later told, the address given to the building is based on how the building is faced, not based on how the roads are constructed around it. So you have to go around and behind. I ended up storing the latitude and longitude of the spot rather than go by address. Whew! So, 20 minutes late to work, and still hadn't had lunch. Lucky for me, someone was on their way out and go a HUGE pizza for $5. FIVE WHOLE DOLLARS. WHAT?!
Apparently, Mondays are half off days. So this pie was only $5! Still, $10 for a pizza?! You'll never get anything less than $20 in Hawaii.
THAT was awesome! I've got so many co workers here that want to do dinner and lunches that I've got my schedule packed every minute of the day. I'm fortunate to have built so many relationships here at Honeywell.
There are so many wonderful people I have met and befriended.
On top of all this, the girls are coming in at the end of this week to spend girlie time which has been LONG OVERDUE. I packed ALL my essential oils for those who get motion sickness. Cause this car isn't stopping for sick people! lol!
For dinner, INN N OUT! No local person can get on the mainland and NOT eat there ONCE! Unless you're too far east to get it, like Minnesota.
I love how they give you a place mat and the option to get your order in an open box if you plan on eating it on the go. You must be awfully talented to eat this juicy burger while driving. It's more dangerous than texting and driving!
No, I didn't dare try. I put my food on the side and drove 5 minutes back to the hotel.
Now that I've unpacked everything, sorted my toiletries, organized my work desk in the room, re-organized my suite success tote to make it daily work friendly, I am ready to hit the sack. It's only 7 pm here but I'm spent!
Back to work at 8 am tomorrow. Hot breakfast downstairs at 7 am. Again, I love Country Inn.