When I travel I often feel as if I am in a food desert. I’m at the airport for the first flights out and most of the restaurants and cafes are not yet open, which I’m pretty sure falls under cruel and unusual punishment since that also means I’m not getting any coffee for that 5am flight. Or I’m landing after midnight and even the corner bookstores (where I get my stash of travel granola bars, a.k.a. dinner) are closed.
Thousands of people, and I was juggling a conference and a booth so I had all but given up having any time to eat, which is ironic because Vegas is an actual desert filled with miles of tasty food options. But as anyone who’s been to Vegas knows, getting from point A to point B without a map, maybe some breadcrumbs and ample time, is next to impossible, so my ability to get sustenance inside of 30 mins wasn’t going to happen. I did however, need to make a run for a drugstore to get Advil (my trusty travel companion who never lets me down) and velcro for a droopy booth banner. Speedwalking through the Venetian to get outside so I could find the corner Walgreens took 20 precious minutes. I ran into the Walgreens, bumped through the turnstile, and stood, breathless and gobsmacked, at the “to-go” bounty before me. (Cue Hallelujah Chorus) Cut fruit, wrapped sandwiches, egg/cheese/cracker packs, smoothies, and yogurt with granola.
My business travel- no time to eat- please no fried food mecca was here, and it had been here the WHOLE time.
Here’s something I never thought I’d ever say…
“Walgreens sandwiches saved me.”
Journey On, Janes.