Thursday, February 24, 2011
Some Kind of Business Trip
Business trips are usually inconvenient and not usually what you call fun. So I always try to find something that makes the trip a little more interesting. This trip was to Huntington Beach California. I stayed at the Hilton Waterfront hotel, which is located just across the street from the beach.
So at 5:30 in the morning I headed out for run along the beach. I also took my adventure cam along for some pictures. It was 43 degrees and overcast and still kind of dark outside.
As I ran along the beach I saw surfers pulling on wetsuits getting ready to hit the waves.
What I also found funny was that at 43 degrees, I had on knickers and a long sleeve tech shirt and felt overdressed and hot, but all the locals I saw running had on fleece jackets, long tights, hats and gloves. I just kept trying not to laugh, they would never make it in the Midwest winters.
I also saw a guy running in a Mizzou hoodie and a biker wearing a pair of Illini bike shorts, so there are some Midwesterners living out there.
AND then…. I flew into St Louis, to pouring down rain, high winds and cold temperatures. I guess business trips aren’t all that bad.