Last month I took my last “college trip”. Two of my friends and I hit the road and made the nine hour drive from Los Angeles to Reno for a Public Relations conference . I won’t bore you with the details about what happened at the conference although it was a great opportunity for us as students and PR pro hopefuls.
The trip became more than a conference visit–it was about bonding and creating memories. Twenty plus hours in the car plus three days of activities and sharing a hotel room with the same two people makes for lots of boredom induced humor and long “deep” talks!
My favorite part about traveling is experiencing “firsts”. Like…
The cold mountain air chilled my bones and the smoky casinos and bars at the Silver Legacy Hotel irritated my nose and eyes. The city is full of old run-down motels and the best thing about it is the university. I came away from the conference feeling more well-informed and came away from the trip feeling closer to my friends. However, I would never go back to Reno again–especially when Las Vegas is much closer to Los Angeles! If there were another conference or special event I would go again but I would not go for leisure. It is the honest truth and my personal opinion. Needless to say, we MADE it fun for ourselves. I believe you can make any situation better with the right attitude and we certainly did just that!
Next post will be Part 2 of this college trip, we took a slight detour to….SAN FRANCISCO! Many more “firsts” for me!