I just got back from my first work trip of the year. We went to Las Vegas for a tradeshow and I had a much larger part in planning it all this year- I was a little… okay, a lot nervous about the whole thing, but it went really well!
We loaded up the truck with all of the equipment we’d need on Friday.
Saturday we hit the road and drove the first real snow of this dry, dry winter to warm(ish) Las Vegas.
We stayed at Caesar’s Palace, which is where the show was. My favorite part of the hotel was probably the jetted tub. I think I might becoming a bath girl.
Tradeshows are always full of lots of setup and working with a lot of different people. I’m always really tired after a tradeshow and I think it’s because I don’t normally interact with so many people all day and night. You’re constantly “on” while representing your company- and it gets tiring after a while.
But, there are some perks.
I also really like my coworkers and the clients that we have in our mega-booth. It’s always a good time with them, whether we’re talking business at the booth, passing time at an exclusive MMA fight (ring-side seats baby) or just online chatting.
We were promoting one of our software’s many new features, which is that it can create and track QR codes now. If you haven’t ever used a QR code, ask me about it and I’ll tell you more!
After the last day of the show we had to change hotels because of booking prices going up dramatically at Caesar’s, so we headed over to Red Rock Casion to get our room we had reserved well in advance.
We showed up and saw this little beauty in the valet line…
And then we were told that they were oversold and they were going to have to change our reservation.
We had booked a normal 2 queen room.
This is what we got instead.
After four days of hard work, I felt very pampered in that hotel room. Now if only the room didn’t cost more than 3 grand to reserve…