On my way to Orlando to attend the Photoshop World 2013 conference!
4 a.m. Get up in Walnut Creek_inhale coffee
5 a.m. Leave for the Oakland airport
6:30 a.m Depart Oakland
8:10 a.m. Arrive in Las Vegas at the C gates. Booked it over to the B gates where I grabbed a tasty veggie burrito to eat on the plane at 360° Gourmet Burrito. Bought a dark chocolate mocha and a yummy chocolate-covered graham cracker at the Coffee Bean. Drank the coffee & saved the cookie for coffee time in my room at the hotel.
** IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTE ON IN-ROOM COFFEE **
It's worth it to check ahead and see what kind of coffee maker they have in your room. Most of the hotels are converting to K-pod coffee makers these days, so pick up a box of Starbucks k-pods for Keurig coffee makers at the grocery store & pack it in your luggage.
Hotels advertise that they have in-room coffee makers, but either they charge you for the pods—like they do at the Rio in Vegas—or they don't have much of a selection (tea, hazelnut & a mystery-pod). I usually have 2 strong cups of k-coffee every morning when I'm traveling, so I bring a box of 10 dark-roast Starbuck's k-pods with me.
9 a.m. Board the plane for a 3 hour 40 minute flight to Orlando.
• More coffee
• Ice water
• barfy little honey-roasted peanuts
• got a pack of vanilla Oreos to take to the hotel
3: 45 p.m. Land in Orlando. Pick up my pre-arranged shuttle van to the Peabody Hotel.
5: 45 p.m. Check in at the Peabody. Drop my stuff off in my room & hustle up a flight of stairs to the complimentary wine & cheese for guests in the Loft rooms (on the top 3 floors of the hotel). Got there just in time before they closed at 6 p.m.
|Complimentary wine & cheese!|
8 p.m. (5 p.m. Cali time) Nitey-nite!
|On the way to ground transportation at MCO|
|Tram to the Mears desk where I picked up my hotel shuttle|
|Peabody Hotel from the Orange County Convention Center|
|View from my LOFT room on the 25th Floor at the Peabody|
|Mushroom pizza with Asiago cheese from room service|