Channel Zero

September 28, 2011

Plans, Trains, and Automobiles.

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Every year around this time my travel for work always increases.   The sales guys try and push contracts through to make their numbers by the end of the year and customers want to spend their yearly budgets.  This all means more work for me.  Next week I’ve got a 3 day whirlwind trip and I’m attempting to do it all without renting a car.  That might not seem like a big deal to you folks that live in large urban northern cities, but down here int he south we drive everywhere.   Trains are like unicorns.

Monday I fly to New York and take a cab or train to downtown Manhattan.  I’ll be there all day Tuesday probably using the subway to get around.  Then I will make my way to Penn Station, so I can take train to Trenton, New Jersey.  Somehow from there I have to make my way to my hotel in the outskirts of Philadelphia. (Trenton and Philly are pretty much one city by the way, despite being in different states.)   My local contact told me “Don’t linger at the Trenton station or walk away from it. That’s not a nice area.”   I’m told there are taxis.   The next day I will be at the customer’s HQ all day and then hopefully get another taxi to the Philadelphia airport arriving back in Dallas on Wednesday night.   I’ll let you know how it goes.

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