And there you have it folks, Laura's fall 2014 travel season is in the books. It is shocking to me that Autumn has come and gone however I am ready to be home and in one place whatever season it may be. While days in my career as an admissions counselor are long and tiresome, it is rewarding to share the opportunity of Christian higher education with high school students. And without further ado, here are my travel season stats compared to last year.
The Grand Totals
9,411 Miles Driven
459 Calls to Students
156.85 Hours in the Car
91 Hotel Toiletries Collected
49 High School Visits
42 Days Away from Home
28 Hotel Nights
23 College Fairs
11 Chipotle Bowls
5 One on Ones with Students
4 States (IA, WI, WA, AZ)
4 Different Cars
3 Family Homes
1 Cancelled Flight
Top 5 Coffee Shops
1. Smokey Row - Oskaloosa, Iowa
2. The Woods - Bellingham Boardwalk, Washington
3. Java Creek Cafe - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4. The Weather Center Cafe - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
5. Adams Street Expresso - Creston, Iowa
Best Selfie Opportunities
1. End of travel season celebration alongside many hay bales.
2. A sweet lighthouse adventure in Wisconsin.
3. My everyday view of cornfields and gravel roads.
4. Oh hello paparazzi photo shoot.
5. Salt water, I found you on the west coast!
Stand Out Moments
-Seeing some of the most gorgeous high schools in all the land!
-Making close friends with several admissions counselors in Arizona and going out to dinner together at Zinburger, the best burger place in existence.
-Losing my memory card filled with hundreds of photos somewhere within a five hour radius in Iowa and miraculously having a worker discover it on the ground of a small town coffee shop.
-Marrying off my best friend and jumping on a plane hours later to get to Washington on time.
-Praying with one of my students and sharing the hope of Jesus in a time of death and doubt.
-Jacob joining me in Arizona for a few days and scoring a luxury resort night for free.
Labels: a day in the life, Admissions Counselor, travel