Friday, August 15, 2014

Five for Friday: Travel Edition

After getting home close to 2 AM this morning, it's probably unnecessary to say that I am exhausted. Where is a caffeine IV when you need one??

I was on business travel this week, so my brain is practically mushy at this point. I did want to share a few of my favorite things from the past few days, though! It always looks a little different when I've been on the road. Travel adventures lead to the strangest assortment of pictures on my phone. It's fun to look back!

1 // This particular work adventure had me traveling through the Midwest, and while the first couple of days were rainy and gray, the last couple were absolutely gorgeous. The weather just blew me away - 70s, sunny, brilliant blue skies, and no humidity! I couldn't get enough. With days like that, I understand why people love their farm towns so much.

2 // Travel always means the chance to discover new local treasures... we experienced Biggby Coffee on this trip, and it was delightful! Reminded me of Dunkin' Donuts. A chain coffee shop, but with a kind of homey feel. Yum!

3 // My coworkers are busy getting pictures of their kids.... and I'm getting pictures of my cat. Typical. Not ashamed! C sends me lots of kitty pictures when I'm gone - makes being away a little easier!

4 // Airport meals are the worst. I ended up with very little time between flights last night, and hadn't eaten in hours. I was determined not to grab fast food (everyone around me was eating McDonald's!!) and didn't really want a pre-made sandwich that had been sitting around all day, either... made do with what I could find. Thank goodness for Greek yogurt & hummus, which held me over til I got home.

5 // Every new airport I'm at gives me a chance to discover some cool new things... This was my first time passing through Chicago-O'Hare, and I'm definitely impressed! I loved seeing the indoor Urban Garden they have growing, and even found a yoga room available for people who want some quiet time! If I'd been dressed a little differently, I probably would have used it. Another exciting find was the water-bottle-fillers at every water fountain - a little luxury! It makes SO much sense to encourage people to use refillable bottles, and it's so much easier than trying to use the water fountain. Hooray!

Back to the usual grind for me next week - I am looking forward to a low-key weekend and a little bit of normalcy!

linking up with karli and amy


Sam @ said...

Water filling stations and yoga rooms?!?! Clearly I'm flying into the wrong airport! That sounds awesome...especially for a longer layover! Have a great weekend!!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

It is definitely hard to eat healthy while traveling- good for you for finding something!

Lisa C said...

Haha, Mac and I send each other pictures of the cat when we're not home. Sometimes, I'll grab her, so he can talk to her on Skype. Crazy cat parents unite!

Em said...

Right there with you on receiving photos of my kitties instead of kids hahaha. O'Hare is definitely huge and has EVERYthing. I hope you have a great weekend!!

Jenna Griffin said...

If someone grabbed my phone and looked through my photos, all they would see are photos of my cats. haha, so you're not alone!

Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Visiting from the link-up! Love the name of your blog! Traveling's great but enjoy your weekend at home! Have a great one!

Amanda Klein said...

Loving your airports scavenger hunt meal! So creative! And I am so surprised by the Chicago airport! I was there last month and must have been in a different terminal because I came home saying it was dirty and I was scared of the plastic wrapped toilets! Yoga and a garden?? Clearly I was missing their best features!