Ahhhhh... business trips. I tend to think of them as work away from work. As much as they want to build them up as "fun", they really are not that much fun. I mean, I had a good time laughing and hanging out with some of my coworkers. I even enjoyed meeting a whole bunch of Team Members from all over the region. And I did get something out of the whole function. But, at the end of the day, it's just work away from work. Nonetheless, it was good to get out of the City for three days.
I did get a chance to do a quick stop by the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Pretty amazing for a fan like me. A couple of things that stand out: the whole thing is very intimate and Serena Williams has gigantic feet! I mean, GIGANTIC!!! I stayed about 30 minutes because I did not want to subject my friend Christine to too much of the excitement. She's not a sports fan at all.
Newport, Rhode Island is way too touristy. The town seems to shut down after 3:00pm. Luckily, Christine lives in Providence which is so cute. Her apartment is so cute. The restaurant where she part-times is so cute. The college boys from Brown University are so cute. You get the picture. I imagine that winter is pretty cold there. But I can see making a life there somehow. I mean, if you had a great job or something.
Amtrak... oh, Amtrak... so expensive... so not on time. Comfortable seats. Don't go to the dining car. Enough said.
I am glad to be home. Lots of work to do since I have been off for three days. I heart NYC. Later.