Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

straight upta Marriott

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday flew by. Monday I got up at 4 a.m. and made it to Dallas Love Field by 5:40 a.m. Southwest Airlines faces some challenges these days from an IT melt-down last week. This caused my 6:10 a.m. flight to cancel, becoming my second flight in 4 days to cancel. Southwest got me on a 7:00 flight, though, and I made it to Austin in good time. As I waited for my plane, a nice man who sold security told me about the bachelor party he intended to attend for a friend in which the participants would eschew debauchery and instead have a Bible study.

I like to ride the Capitol Flyer bus from the Austin airport to downtown. My stop is just after the bus crosses Lady Bird Lake into downtown, roughly at Congress and 3rd. On my bus this time a woman in town for a fair housing convention sought the stop for the J.W. Marriott hotel. It turned out the stop at 3rd and Congress was right by the Marriott--she had taken the 1 dollar 75 cent bus but gotten door-to-door service.

My destination required a bit more walking, which I enjoyed. I got through my morning meeting and caught an afternoon plane home. At the airport, I had two great soft chicken tacos. As I drove eastward to my office, I saw a rainstorm to my east. A stray cell of it arrived at our area a bit later. This made for great cooling on a hot Texas day.

Tuesday I stopped at lunch at Bradfield Park in Garland,where I enjoyed watching an Eastern Phoebe in a wooded riparian section at the edge of the park.

Tonight after work I stopped by Verizon to make sure I had non-domestic data on my phone for an upcoming trip. The Verizon store gave me a number to dial. This sort of thing happens to me, as I have a Willy Wonka golden ticket--an unlimited domestic data plan.So it's always a priority to ensure that my data plan does not get changed. A wonderfully helpful woman named Courtney helped me get the extra data plan I needed for travel. She also helped me with information I will need for a hotspot I want to add to my repertoire.

I finished my evening walking among American Robins. Then I ate baked chicken and vegetables at Market Street. I finished by making Super Shuttle reservations while Michael Bloomberg was on TV assailing Donald Trump.

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