This week I stretched my “Fly or Drive” limits. At first I needed to go to Rochester/Buffalo and then to Huntington, WV, but that was going to be expensive with bad times. The flight to Huntington was going to be ~$450, but the meeting I had was late and I wouldn’t have made the 6 pm direct flight to Charlotte. I could stay another night so I could fly or I could drive.
Monday – Tuesday: Work from home days.
Wednesday: I worked most of a day and then picked up a car from Hertz. There is a Hertz a mile from my house and I can just walk there so I do. It’s just easier for me and more convenient for the Hertz staff. I picked up my car and headed north west.
I had no clue WV had toll roads since I didn’t recall them from my previous trips, but thankfully (so I thought) my GPS was set to avoid tolls! Little did I know the avoid tolls route was a ton of winding roads with hairpin turns and about 2 hours longer. Hindsight is 20/20! I stayed at the Hampton Inn in Barboursville again.
Thursday: After my meetings I had time to eat dinner at Christopher’s. Interesting restaurant. After dinner I headed back to Charlotte. At first the GPS was still on “avoid tolls” with an ETA of around 2 am. I turned that off and the ETA changed to midnight! Then I just needed to pick up some cash and I was good-to-go!
Friday: Returned the rental and worked from home.
So that brings me to:
Delta: 57 MQS/47,8XX MQM
US Airways: 35 PQS/28,XXX PQM
American Airlines: 1 EQS
Hilton: 1 nights/1 stay – 25 Stays/35 Nights
Marriott: 43 nights total
Avis: 6 rentals
Hertz: 1 rental