Well, it's actually, 12 cities.... Boston, Portland, Long Island, Toronto, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Chicago (currently), Palm Beach, Orlando, and finally, Philadelphia.
I've been traveling, A LOT!
I'm about 3 weeks behind on personal email (give or take) and about one week behind on work email. I've got several days worth of notes (for work) that I still haven't typed up from my travels. I've been home a couple of days over the past month, long enough to catch up on some sleep, wash some clothes, and attend some meetings. I've got to hand it to people who travel for a living - what a brutal way to live.
Lot's of little things I've noticed on the road, the size of towels in hotel rooms; some still have big towels. How early or late coffee is available in the lobby of the hotel. How friendly people are in the airport, the rental car place, the hotel, etc...
My flight from Detroit to Chicago was cancelled today, but I got put on another flight. I had my first security screening today - it had to happen sometime, and it wasn't that bad. They were friendly and got me through pretty quickly. I heard that if you switch airlines that is a red flag, who knows.
One great experience I had was at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott. I arrived around midnight and asked if the restaurant was open, it wasn't. I asked if there was any place close to get something to eat... not really. After asking what I was hungry for, the lady at the front desk, Marjorie, went back to the kitchen and got me a couple of pieces of fresh fruit and a small bag of pretzels. Perfect for a late night snack - the kindness of strangers, huh?
I've finally learned to sleep on airplanes - good. I'm still not use to turbulence - bad. ;-)
My best friend during these trips has been my iPod, truly. I've been listening to The Killers - Hot Fuss and a special playlist I set up called 'airtunes' (everything from Dr. Dre to The Used).
I've gone out only once during all these trips: I had dinner with Bren from Slacker Manager and David from Perception Analyzer while I was in Portland - that was a great time. We probably spent two hours talking and and it only felt like 5 minutes had passed! What a couple of great guys. But I feel bad, I still haven't sent them thank you notes... DOH! ;-) Sorry guys!!