My aunt Joyce in Minneapolis used to warn me about flying through Denver in the winter time. I never took her seriously until I got stuck there — for a few days. The weather was so bad that all flights were cancelled for at least a day. All the other flights were full and driving was out of the question, so I just had to stick it out for a few days ’till I could get back home. Now that I think about it, I don’t know if I’d checked for a train.
I was given a handy dandy motel voucher and meal ticket and I must say that I had a really good time. As much as you can in a snowstorm that is. The restaurant and bar near the Motel 6 (don’t laugh, it was nice back then!) was quite lively. There was a game on, darned if I can remember which one, but I was amazed at how many people showed up for that. Hearty people, those Coloradans!
I thought of trying to visit another client while I was down there, but decided to slack off. Mostly because I just didn’t feel like taking a taxi to their offices. Who knows what that would cost with traffic crawling like a turtle?!
There was nowhere to have a meeting at the Motel 6 and the ritzier places were just way too expensive. Especially since this was a potential new client – which means I had no idea if we’d ever even get his business. Far as I remember, we didn’t. So I can just imagine what the CFO would have said about a high priced hotel meeting room on my expense report.
When I travel to Denver now, I always go in the spring, summer or fall. No more winter for me! Back then, I had never heard about a facility such as Davinci, whereas today I could get a meeting room for around $15 an hour! Years back, I can’t even imagine how inexpensive it could have been if it is that cheap today!