Back in early October I had the pleasure of visiting Salt Lake City once again on a business trip. The trip was very much like my previous trips to Salt Lake City during 2012. The flight was with Southwest, which I’m finding is the preferred method of flight when no layovers are required, but less than ideal when going cross country. Having flown Virgin American a few times this year I now realize layovers are a waste of time, assuming the cost of a direct flight isn’t outrageous. The hotel of choice was the Fairfield Inn in South Draper, which is about 30 – 40 minutes south of the airport. The hotel isn’t much to look at or stay in, but they have one feature that will probably have me staying there during future trips. The internet connection at the Fairfield Inn was noticeably better than any other hotel connection I’ve had in the past. It was quite impressive. My mistake was not completing a speed test of the connection to prove my opinion. The rental car was from National Car Rental once again. A month later I don’t remember what car we rented, but I do regret not getting an SUV. Having to squat getting in and out of the car is not easy in my old age.
The one new activity during the whole trip was visiting Scheels Sporting Goods store. The store is impressively large. So large they have a Ferris wheel inside the building. I tamed (stuffed) wild animals and went (fake) fishing, where I caught a (fake) great white shark. It wasn’t a bad way to spend a couple of hours before departing for the airport on Friday.