Travel…

I’m starting to feel a little travel weary. It’s hard to be on the road so much!
I had a trip to State College, Pennsylvania for the TU Mid-Atlantic regional meeting. My trip got off to a rocky start- as I was carrying my suitcase out to the limo my car, I opened the door over my toe, cracking the nail and bleeding all over. My poor polka dot pedicure! 😦

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Luckily, I got everything cleaned up and made it to the airport in time, and I had good reading material for the flight.

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I learned a couple things about Pennsylvania that I didn’t notice on my trip in February, and one of those things is that fries come on every salad. How crazy! It pretty much takes all my self control to order the salad when I want a burger, and I have almost no self control to take the fries off my salad when it arrives all delicious and fried. πŸ™‚

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My first run out there was a couple miles uphill, then turning around and trying not to fall as I flew down the hill.

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I loved it. Hills are a great challenge to this Wisconsin Central Sands girl.
The meeting itself was great. There was such a good exchange of ideas, as always! My “Women in TU” meeting had great attendance, and I had the chance to catch up with TU friends and coworkers that I don’t see very often.

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I consider myself lucky that I had the opportunity to fish two different spots on Spring Creek. I caught fish both times! I was interested in learning about New Zealand mud snails. Have you ever seen them?

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The more that I fish, the more I appreciate the company that I keep while I’m out there. Thank you so much, Mid-Atlantic people, for showing me such a good time!

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My last day involved a long run around Penn State’s campus and relaxing by the pool.

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I found a secret little woodsy path on campus.

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Well, hello, Nittany Lion!

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I walked across the street from the hotel for dinner at Clem’s, and I had an awesome salad. With fries, of course!

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The flight home was one of my favorites- the airport in State College is small enough that we get to walk out on the concrete and board the plane via those little steps. I feel like a celebrity when I do that. I want to turn around and wave to the crowd like when the President steps out of Air Force One. πŸ™‚

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They also served my absolutely favorite Biscoff cookies.

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I returned home a happy and tired Heidi!
Thanks for hanging with me. πŸ™‚

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