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Three Time Zones in Three Days

Posted on January 25, 2015 by under Travel.    

I recently arrived back home from a work trip that spanned three different time zones in three days. I love traveling and wouldn’t mind it one bit if my work wanted me to travel 80% of the time, but this is the kind of traveling that make people who love to travel hate traveling. LOL. We moved to a different hotel every day so, in the three days I was away from home, I slept in three different hotel rooms. We made the best of it, though. Despite this being a work trip, we managed to have a ton of fun.

We stayed at the MGM Grand on our first night. I’d been to Las Vegas a few times but this was my first time staying at MGM. There were several conventions going on in the area so the hotel was completely booked. I know. It’s amazing considering the MGM has over 5,000 rooms. The conventions going on must have been seriously massive conventions.

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I got a room with two double beds because it was what they had available at the time. I’m not fond of having two beds in my hotel room but we were only going to be there one night. On the up side, I had a great view of New York New York and Excalibur.

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Mel and Isaac came up to admire my view and take pictures.

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We all drove to Saint George (Utah) the next morning. The drive was breathtaking.

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I found a video of the exact route we took on YouTube. Check it out.

Pictures do not do the sights justice. It just has to be experienced.

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Here’s a picture of my coworker Josh, taking a video.

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We spent the second night in Saint George. My hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn had two double beds again. However, there was a mixup with our hotel reservation and they had it for the previous night instead of the correct night so I was just relieved that there were rooms available for us.

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This is the view from my hotel room in Saint George.

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We drove back to Las Vegas the next day. We returned to the MGM for our final night. I had a room with a king bed this time. Hurrah!

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Most people don’t mind having the two beds in their hotel room because they use the other bed to lay out all of their stuff. I just don’t like how much floor space the second bed takes up. Look at all the room I had in my king bed room. I could have had a Zumba class! King rooms are so much more conducive to in-room workouts for times when you don’t feel like going to the hotel’s gym or when the hotel doesn’t have one or when you didn’t pack workout clothes. You can workout in your underwear in the privacy of your room. Rooms with double beds do not allow for this. Not that I worked out at all during this business trip, but it’s nice to have that option. LOL.

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My room was at the other side of the hotel this time around so I had a different view. Not as good as the other night, but still good. I could see the Stratosphere from my room.

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This trip is by far the most exhausting work trip I’ve ever taken, but the experience was great. I met some of the most amazing people in Saint George and I couldn’t have asked for better travel companions. Work trips aren’t typically fun but somehow we always manage to make the best of it. I have such awesome coworkers!

P.S. In case some of you were wondering about the title of this blog post, we went from Central Time (Wichita) to Pacific Time (Las Vegas) to Mountain Time (Saint George) and then back again.

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