DavTravels: Season 1, Episode 11

Show Notes:

My quest for dinner in #Columbus, #Ohio at the North Market, bears fruit… or a Polish sausage, at least. Then some of my favorite ice cream! | I end up in #Portland, #Oregon where I get to take a look at the mall, then go on a beautiful hike! | #Tampa, #Florida for a quick overnight and bite to eat at a Waffle House. | Again to the west coast! #Sacramento, #California (home of the million dollar bunny rabbit) and breakfast at Black Bear Diner. Back to #Denver, #Colorado and home to #Tucson, where I take #Reba on a walk in the blazing hot desert!

When you have to work a reserve block, you never know what you’re going to get.

Route: DEN > LAX > SMF

You can try to self-assign an available trip within our online system, but that all depends on what is available and what you’re legal to work. I checked last night, and there were only two or three trips that I was interested in. I called my scheduling department and asked for one of them, and they said yes! Thank goodness, because most of the other available trips were p.m. shifts and didn’t look very good.

I don’t usually have to work reserve, but one of my coworkers was desperate to get rid of it. I’m not sure what she had going on, but I was even willing to offer a little bit of cash out-of-pocket. I, of course, would never dream of taking money from someone for such a thing. That would be arguably dishonest, as it’s nearly impossible for the government to track or tax such a transaction. *Pardon me while I adjust and polish my halo.

For whatever reason, this reserve assignment was now on my board, and I am so glad to have gotten a decent trip. I’m working with two gals whom I’d never met before arriving at my gate this morning. I lucked out, however, and they’re both just a sweet as they can be.

I hadn’t been to Sacrament in about 6 months, and it’s always nice to get back. Tonight I’m staying at the Holiday Inn, located in a great spot downtown, very close to Old Town, Sacramento. I know I just had a burger the day before yesterday, but I also knew that Burgerlounge was nearby. While I was eating my delicious lunch, I came up with this idea:
From now on, I’m only going to have one burger a week (all that red meat can’t be good for me). So at the beginning of my work week, I’ll look at my scheduled overnight locations and decide where I will get the burger from. Burgerlounge is definitely one of the places worth waiting for. Note to self: Get more Sacramento layovers.

Burgerlounge prides itself on being “the original grass-fed burger,” and they do taste absolutely amazing, but what really sucks is the fact that I have to pay so much for this “experience”. My combo meal cost me over $18! That is for my double burger, side of fries, and soft drink. Am I paying for quality? Probably. $18 worth of quality? Hell to the NO! Will I be back? What kind of question is that? I’ll be back.

I suppose my “Burger of the Week” will start next week. Where will I consume a cow next week? You will have to check back and find out! I know what you’re thinking, and yes, that is totally worthy blog fodder.

Today wasn’t all about that burger. I also went to Macy’s and bought some new socks.