Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travels, Weather and Excitement

Good morning everyone.  I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful weekend and to give a quick update on what is going on in my house today.

I am leaving today to go to Orlando for 4 days and 3 nights which 2 of the days will actually be spent more in the airport than anywhere else.  I will have alot of downtime in Atlanta but oh well.  I think I will be spending about 4 hours of the trip in layovers in Atlanta but hey I have never been to that particular airport so why not explore it while I can.  Avon is having its annual Conference in Orlando again this year and I am going to make it there one way or another.

I checked the weather and unfortunately it is going to be raining the entire time that I am there but I am not going to let that get me down.  This will be the first time in over 15 years that I have been away from my family on a travel.  I am sure I am not going to know how to act without them but at least I will have at least 1500 different AVON Women and Men to keep me distracted from home.  There is going to be so much to do and see that I am hoping not to feel lost without my family there.

I will be rooming with the District Manager of my District with AVON which is great because we get along so well.  Even though we won't get to see much of each other because she has a different schedule then I do at least we will be able to catch up at night.

As you can see from the arial view that this place is huge.  I am not certain what part I am staying in but it really doesn't matter.  This place is huge with several pools to be able to enjoy any of them.  I am hoping that I will at least get to enjoy one of them for a bit.  I get in Orlando at about 5:30 and there is going to be an amazing woman with AVON who rented a van to shuttle us all to the airport on her dime.  She is only asking for donations for gas money.  I have a feeling she is going to make a killing in tips.

So saturday is pretty much going to be a bust on being able to do anything and I only have one class on Sunday at 5 p.m. so I will have much of Sunday free to do anything.  Monday however, is a different story.  I will be in classes from 9:30-3:30.  So it shouldn't be that bad with the exception that I have a class at 9:30.  Oh how I hate getting up early but what is new right?  At least my husband would agree with that statement.

So you can see from the map below where the resort is located in relation to some of the major attractions that Florida is known for.  I have been to both Disney and Universal Studios so I think if anyone is going to Seaworld I will be trying to catch a ride with them.  That is one place that I have never been to and want to go.  So I will have to wait and see because I am not renting a car.  It is really not worth doing considering I will be in classes and different events that we will have going on there.

The weather is calling caution due to Tropical Storm Erica which I hate to hear.  They don't really expect it to impact where we are going but we will be having some major rain.  Oh boy.  Here is a look at the forecast for the week along with an image of the projected path of the Tropical storm.

I have to say that I am not liking the wind projections but I am sure that Delta knows what they are doing when it comes to flying.  After all this isn't the first time that any of them have flown into wind and weather.  From the forecast map below it looks like the tropical storm is going to hit us some but not much.  I am still hoping that the storm fizzles out before it gets there but only time will tell.  

If you are traveling to Florida this weekend or this week just remember to be careful.  Pay close attention to directions if you are flying and pack extra supplies in your car just in case.  You can never be too careful when it comes to traveling.
Well I am going to finish my laundry and packing and then I am going to be ready for the airport.  I have my phone and tablet charged and a book to read while I am stuck waiting to transfer plans.  I am pretty sure I am not forgetting anything else.  I did get to Kohl's yesterday and get me a new outfit and only paid $8.93 out of pocket for.  I had a $30 gift card from work from Administration Day that my boss gave me so that was awesome.  The discount that I got was for signing up for a Kohl's credit card even if I didn't get approved I still got the discount so I say a savings is a savings.

Well I am going to close for now because there is so much I still need to do around the house before I leave.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember if you are traveling, PLEASE be safe and have a wonderful time.

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