Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Destination - Salt Lake City

Hellllllllo Salt Lake,
I haven't seen you since I was a teenager.  How ya been?  Happy to see there is still snow on the ground.  Cabo San Lucas last week was just way too warm for me.  Now, I didn't bring ski clothes so please don't decide to have a blizzard.  The 2 block walk to ALT Summit would be brutal.  I'm thrilled to be here and attend ALT and the Outdoor Retailer show at the same time.  It's a little nutty, that's a lot of people and a lot of information to take in over 3 days but I'm excited.  This trip almost didn't happen.  I almost canceled everything yesterday, sick in bed for the last few days, unable to focus on a computer screen let alone a television.  Too much Cabo. 
Anyways, the flight from San Diego to Phoenix wasn't bad, met a few people on the way to Sundance Film Festival.  (Note to self - stay extra 2 days next year to join the fun).  As we are about to take off from Phoenix I realized I have no idea what hotel I'm staying at.  In true Marissa fashion I forgot to add it to my calendar, print a confirmation or even look it up before I left.  You would think I'd learn by now, I forget to book flights far too often, mix up flight departure dates, hide my passport so well I can't even find it and rarely arrive on time at the airport.  Oh well, if we ever take a trip together just make sure I'm not in charge of the paperwork.  The airport was a ghost town when I arrived at 6:30pm.  The area around my hotel was pretty sleepy too.  The cabbie and I could only discuss food because we both skipped lunch and dinner didn't seem likely.  I gave him one of my apples to tide him over.  I decided against my only option, Papa John's, but maybe I will treat myself to a grand breakfast tomorrow.  After all, it is the start of ALT.  Buona notte mi amici. 


  1. Enjoy your trip! Hope you don't get a cold because of switching to such extreme climates!

  2. It was wonderful to meet you at Alt. I am just now beginning to go through all the postcards I collected over the four days. Nice to know another designer manufacturing here in the US. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful night.