Before I go on about the trip to West Virginia I should tell you about the company Christmas party! Last Wednesday all fifty or so employees gather in the conference room to hear the President of the company give the state of the firm address. Every year he picks a word that describes the firm's previous year and this year that word was 'BIG'. Not too shabby! After the address we received bonuses, gift cards and the new employees (me included) got an awesome PRA fleece hoodie! About an hour later we all gather around the Christmas tree for a game of dirty Santa (those who participated brought in a gift, $25 or less and received a number - mine was 17 - when it was your turn you could either open a gift from under the tree or steal one that was already open - the gifts could be stolen a maximum of three times). My first gift was a $25 gift card to Regal Cinemas which obviously didn't last long before it was stolen. Then I opened up a $25 gift card to one of my favorite sushi restaurants! I held on to it for a while and I was almost positive that I would be able to keep it to the bitter end until someone stole it! It turned out okay though as my final gift was a hand made pottery coffee mug and a gift card to a local coffee shop. Not a bad deal! After the gift exchange we all headed over to one of the VP's houses for food and socializing! It was a lot of fun, the food was great and I enjoyed a round of Apples to Apples with my boss and the company president.
So after all the festivities everyone was able to go home around three - but not me and my coworker - we were off to West Virginia! Our flight left Albany around 7:15 PM and we flew to Dulles. From there we look a turbo prop plane on to Morgantown and landed around 11 PM. I must say I have been quite impressed with Silver Airways. Silver is basically a fleet of turbo prop planes that fly regionally all around the U.S. They use significantly less fuel than jets of similar size and in my opinion are a lot more comfortable. The only downside is the noise - turbo props are much louder than regular jets, but other than that Silver Airways is pretty awesome!
The next morning we were off to the Milan Puskar Health Right Clinic which is located right off of High Street (the main street with all the good bars, shops and restaurants), on our way there our shuttle driver took us on a mini tour of WVU. The campus was really nice and reminded me a an SEC's schools campus.
|Morgantown Brewing Company!|
|So many local beers - they were awesome!|