a period of rest or waiting before a further stage in a journey.(webster dictionary)
This past weekend, I was on a 4 day trip for work, and with that, got to enjoy 2 layovers! One in Columbus, Ohio and the 2nd in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tips To Survive Working A Red-Eye:
- Drink LOTS of water – hydration is key –> This goes for passengers too!
- Coffee/caffeine is your best friend
- Snack to get your blood sugar going
- Try to take a nap beforehand to feel well rested
- Think of a Red-Eye like back in the day when you were a kid and would pull off “All Nighters” with your friends. If you could do/handle it as a kid, you can do/handle it being a little bit older 🙂
- A Positive Attitude Goes A Long Way
Around 6:00AM we arrived in Columbus. 6:30AM hopped on the hotel shuttle.
One of my crew members brought his guitar along on this trip, and on the way to the hotel, played and serenaded us. Definitely a highlight on this 4 day excursion.
7:00AM – Check in and lights out! My crew decided we would meet up around 5:30PM to explore Columbus.
Our night excursion had us wandering over to a Bar called Pins Mechanical Company
Their Motto: “When Life Gives You Balls, Play With Them”
A great place to bring out a little friendly competition:
- Old School Pinball Machines
- Giant Jenga
- Ping Pong
- Shuffle Board
- Duckpin (Bowling)
- Outdoor Fire Pit
- Food Trucks Galore
And a perfect spot to enjoy a happy hour, or weekend out and about with friends/family.
After a fun-filled night, the adventures continued into Saturday with a layover in Salt Lake City, Utah.
One Of The Best Parts About This Job Is Getting Layovers To Visit Friends In Fun Cities!
I got the opportunity to meet up with one of my good childhood friends who recently moved to Utah!
We met up around 5:00PM, and she showed me around the city of Salt Lake!
First Stop: The Salt Lake Temple , and wandering around Temple Square.
A temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located on Temple Square. Commenced on April 6th, 1853. Completed on April 6, 1893.
The weather outside was gorgeous, and the tulips and flowers were in full blossom!
After mesmerizing the beauty and structure of the Temple, we were both pretty hungry and made our way over to Squatters Brewery. Providing world-class handcrafted beer (and AMAZING Fish Tacos! – I highly suggest ordering! )
The night ended driving through the mountains, and trying to find the best spot to catch the sunset – Which as of now; is over be by the State Capitol.
I definitely can’t wait to go back to Ohio and Utah, and to keep on exploring!
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Thanks for stowing away on this getaway!
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