Sunday, January 17, 2010

Looking for the Jersey Devil

I am sitting in the lobby of a DoubleTree hotel in New Jersey tonight. It is raining outside and the 'blip' of my Skype just went off telling me my wife responded to me. I am officially an employee of my parent company and on my first travel assignment. I have come to the state of New Jersey to get some training on a specific computer system before I get cracking on things and this entire week I get to hole up in an office complex overlooking the Hudson River.

Being new to traveling for work, it didn't occur to me that weather could be a problem so when the plane landed and I saw rain hitting the windows, I realized I was not prepared for that. I stopped in one of the airport shops before going to baggage claim and only saw "I love New York" umbrellas and I had no interest in being seen as a tourist so I passed. My hotel was next to a mall so I ran over and got one before it closed and I think I have learned my lesson.

Now, most of you are probably thinking, Newt is in Jersey? That is near Lola Lakely! and you would be right. In fact, my dear friend Lola and I are already planning on seeing each other and have tickets to see Mary Poppins on Thursday so that will be a post to come.

I am looking forward to this week and all the fun that travel offers. Why, just for dinner I was able to sample some of the local fare by taking in a quaint little restaurant. You may have heard of it. It was called Chili's.

So far I have to say Jersey doesn't seem to bad but I am staying in an urban area and it seems just like any other city. Maybe in the light of day I will walk outside and see what everyone is talking about. We will see.

That is all,

Newt

5 Ripples in the pond:

Soda and Candy said...

I wish I got paid to travel, I love going on planes especially. Probably the novelty wears off quickly though.

Girl Interrupted said...

You got the job!!! :D Yay!! Congrats, Trinity!!

It sounds like you're enjoying it :) ... have a safe and happy journey home ... and give Lola a great big, squishy hug from me.

*sings* "ow, it's a jollee olleeday wiv Mairee" ...

Ms. Gallagher said...
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Trinity said...

S&C, so far this has been great. Ask me again in six months.

GI Kate. I will hug Lola for you and think of you when Burt comes on the stage

Lola Lakely said...

Yay for NJ! Yay for squishy hugs! And yaaaay for Marry Poppins!

Can you post a pic of your muppett when you get it?