Media Tour 2008- Continued
Sorry I haven't posted for so long! I have been traveling non-stop since March 21. I had beautiful weather in
I flew from
Next stop, Minneaspolis, got in late Tuesday night, did my interview Wednesday morning on FOX and then flew back to San Diego. I love San Diego and stayed at one of my favorite hotels, Kimpton Hotel Solamar. The Kimptons are awesome. They are pet friendly and stand for a lot of great social issues. They offer free wine from 5-6 pm every night and LOccitane products. The decor is clean and modern which I love. When I got in I had a quick drink at the outdoor bar by the pool and then I had dinner at Oceanaire and I had a sensational ahi tuna recommended by my nice waiter, James. I had to get to bed since I woke up at 4:15 the next morning. I did my interview on NBC on Thursday morning.
We did the interview outside at about 6:45 am so I was done working by 7 am and had the rest of the day to play in San Diego. I went for a walk by the water and then just relaxed in the sun. I had an amazing salmon fish taco at Tin Fish by the Padres ballpark. One of the Chiefs players players recommended that I try Mr. A's in San Diego. The view was outstanding. It was a little chilly but they brought a heat lamp over by me and my nice waiter, Chris, took good care of me. I enjoyed my meal but my scenary even better. I sat outside and could see the water and the planes coming in at the airport. This was my "free day" as I didn't have an interview on Friday morning so I stayed an extra night in San Diego.
I got to sleep in on Friday and then go do a quick workout and go get ANOTHER fish taco since it was so yummy! Now it was time to go to Houston. I got upgraded to first class which is always nice. I got to Houston and stayed at the new, sleek and sexy Hotel Zaza. It had a great vibe and my room was spectacular. Too bad I will only be there a few hours. I went to Monarch which is the hotel restaurant/club. I grabbed a drink and a quick bite to eat. I could tell it really is a hot place in Houston to hang out but I needed my sleep as I had to get up at 4:45 am. Maybe next time but this is definitely a hotel to remember!
Interview in Houston went well. The anchor was very sweet. Then I headed straight to the airport and Washington DC. I am staying in a Kimpton again so happy about that. However, this was a brand new one and not the one I stayed in before in DC. I had a great room. I had a free glass of wine and then went to Al Tiramisu which was recommended by the concierge and media escort. I sat at the bar and had a great conversation with owner Luigi. He was so much fun. He ran a 1/2 marathon yesterday morning! My food was excellent and sitting at the bar chatting with Luigi for a few hours was a joy. A couple from Minnesota also joined us at the bar a little later and also a few folks from Ohio who want my opinion on improving nutrition for our schools.
Today, I took a train from D.C. to Philly. I have a nice room in a Hilton but I am exhausted from my travels. I took a shower and just relaxing. I ordered room service for lunch and might for dinner as well. I'm not downtown and I don't feel like grabbing a taxi tonight.
I do think traveling offers so many cool experiences and feel very lucky that I have the opportunity to travel with my work.