Hello from the StarNut Gourmet in McLean, Virginia.  Love this place, and you should try it if you’re ever in the area.  It’s like an upscale Starbucks with better coffee and a liquour license.  What more could one person want?

This week, I’m heading back down to Atlanta.  Flying down Monday afternoon, and returning Thursday.  This trip was pushed a week, and then I thought I might not go this week either, but things came together with my project a little faster than I expected.  So off I go.  The trip is already starting off well.  My Delta Medallion upgrade cleared last night.  Shocking for a Monday afternoon as a mere Silver Medallion.  Even more shocking is the fact that the airplane I’ll be flying is an MD-80 with only 12 first class seats.  Perhaps the King holiday is cutting into business traffic a bit.  Oh well, I’ll take it!

My hotel of choice this week will be the W Atlanta – Midtown.  It’s been a while since I’ve visited this hotel, so I will post a full review of the property and note any differences from last time.  The hotel is a little further from work than I like, but I think highly of the location, it’s great gym, surrounding restaurants, and its easy access to MARTA, Atlanta’s subway system.  It also helps me fulfill my New Year’s resolution of giving as much business as I can to Starwood.  I’m not the least bit disappointed that Starwood is offering a pretty good bonus points promotion either!

Something tells me I’m going to have a lot to blog about this week.  See you here.