I'm leaving Dallas this morning. My first stop is two hours away, but I chose to backtrack to Dallas for two hotel mystery shops. Besides, I prefer having access to big city amenities when I am not working.
This week I am shopping east Texas and the Louisiana coast. Saturday I am parking my vehicle at the New Orleans airport and flying home for a week. I can't wait to go home for a few days.
I scored a free room for Wednesday at Delta Downs, a Boyd property. All it took was a call to the property and a request to speak with a host. I really am not a heavy gambler, I promise! I am also doing some hotel mystery shops. I should only be out of pocket for two hotel nights this week. Sweet!
Overall my pace is working. Most days I complete 4 service shops. On Saturdays I try to do two (most shops close early on Saturdays if they are open at all). There have been a couple of tight days. Today is one of them. I can't leave my hotel until after 7 AM (the mystery shop requires it) and I have a 2+ hour drive to my first shop.
I return to New Orleans on Sunday, September 1st. The next leg of my trip is somewhat awkward. I continue eastward, then north along the east coast to North Carolina. Then I work my way west near Chattanooga, TN. From there I drive past all the places I just shopped. One reason I did this was to give myself a second chance to visit any shops I may have missed, but fortunately I didn't miss any. I continue for a couple days in Oklahoma. Then, on September 19th, I fly back home from Oklahoma City. We are going on a cruise at the end of September and I have some other commitments the week before we leave.