As I type this I’m laying in a bed on the twelfth floor at the Borgotta Hotel in Atlantic City. I can see the giant LED advertisements on the side of the Golden Nugget currently displaying an ad for a series of pretty-decent-looking cover bands that will appear there in two weekends. Not a bad way to spend a few nights.
Now let me say this, I’m not some sort of jet-setting world traveler or anything. In fact, under normal circumstances, I would need to start a GoFundMe page to afford just one night in this hotel. I’m only here because of work. This week is the Pool And Spa Show, a national expo that brings thousands of pool and spa related folks to this wannabe-Vegas town. Dealers, vendors, reps, all of the “who’s who” in the industry are here. I’m just blessed to work for a company who is willing to send me and some of my coworkers here.