Hello folks! I’m in the Lone Star state basking in the 100-degree heat and the 40% humidity. I really like hot weather, what can I say. Maybe it’s a side effect of all the fog that soaked into my bones growing up in San Francisco.
My early morning flight on Virgin America was fantastic. I always fly standby on VA for free because my future sister-in-law is a flight attendant and I’m her “family and friends” person that gets the benefits. Definitely stole that one from Michael :). This morning, I got to sit in Main Cabin Select and had a whole row to myself.
It was a lovely way to start off my Dallas trip because I was nervous and a little anxious about moving somewhere completely foreign and having to figure out all the logistics on the fly. I was also nervous wrangling two suitcases by myself, one of which weighs 90+ pounds.
But I got to the Hyatt House without any problems, checked in, and found out about all their awesome amenities. My dad works for the Hyatt so I’m able to stay here for $68 a night including taxes. Amenities include free wifi, free breakfast, free happy hour snacks each weekday, and best of all, a free shuttle service that will drive me anywhere within a 5-mile radius. Prudential is certainly within that 5-mile radius which means I have a ride to and from work every day. Not having to figure out the bus or train system yet makes me so happy.
I’m staying at the Hyatt for five days and joining Michael in Orlando, Florida this Friday to start the celebrations for his 30th birthday. We’re doing Disneyworld and then going on a week-long Caribbean cruise. I guess I forgot that I’m only here for five nights because I got six bags of groceries. At least my fridge is now full of goodies. Dallas, at least the very small sliver I’ve seen so far on shuttle and van rides, has some very interesting architecture and gorgeous buildings. Also, I don’t know if it’s the hospitality industry or Texas in general, but everyone I’ve spoken to so far is super friendly and helpful. I love it. Makes me feel so welcome.
First day of work tomorrow at Prudential. I have to get a good night’s rest. Ciao!