Traveling with my New Job

I worked at a Fortune 50 company for 14 years. No names. I’m not bragging. This isn’t my resume. I share because it makes my job change all that much more significant. My new job is now in computer and corporate network security.  We basically protect corporate Data and Applications in the datacenter. The work is fantastic and our client base is world wide. Which brings me to the point of this post. Travel.

I’ve been on two trips already with my company; but, they were to places I had been before… many times. They were very work oriented, with little or no time for anything resembling recreation discounting our dinners out. This past trip was different.  Please don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a vacation. We worked, a lot. But we were working in Las Vegas, NV.

I wanted to share a few photos I took.

The flight was very interesting.

Grand Canyon Photo

Flying over the Grand Canyon

Landing in Las Vegas was interesting too.

Welcome to Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas

Some like minded friends and I went hiking the first day.

Desert Nature

Desert Nature

And we saw spectacular views.

Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Sunset in the desert

Sunset in the desert

I stayed in a really nicely decorated room although the Hampton Inns I usually stay at for work are kept much cleaner. Then again, I’m sure the hotel rooms in Vegas see a different magnitude of filth than most business class hotels around the country.

MGM Grand Room

MGM Grand Room

MGM Grand Room

MGM Grand Room

MGM Grand Room

MGM Grand Room

The view from the room was pretty nice too.

MGM Grand Room View

MGM Grand Room View

And of course, I walked around on the strip a bit.

Luxor

Luxor

 

New York, NY

New York, NY

The Strip

The Strip

MGM Grand

MGM Grand

But eventually, every party must come to an end.

Party Mode Paused

Party Mode Paused

I stayed up all night my last night, caught a noon flight out, and actually slept for a few hours on the plane.  I could never sleep on a plane before. I think I’m now a veteran traveller.

Above the clouds, running from the sun.

Above the clouds, running from the sun.

 

Sunset just before landing.

Sunset just before landing.

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