- Hope I will have time to keep up with my exercise routine, mostly running and walking. Will there be a nice waterfront place safe enough to run early in the morning or late in the evening? The only down side is I'll have to bring a extra pair of shoes (running shoes, that is) and some running clothes. Work will be hectic, hope I'll have the time to do some walking after lunch as usual. I might even sign up for a 5K foot race!
- Make sure to bring along my stainless steel coffee container. Where I work the cafeteria gives a discount to encourage customers to bring their own drink containers, to reduce the use of paper or plastic cups. Where I am going I am not sure if the incentive exists, but I'm sure there will be a water cooler. I'll have my reusable cup with me on trips from now on.
- Will there be an event I can volunteer at? Whether it's a foot race or a soup kitchen, I think volunteering is a nice way to see the local neighborhoods in a different angle. Maybe I'll find an animal shelter and help walk some dogs!
- Will there be a public library where I'm going? I don't plan to pay the fee to use as a visitor, but it'll be nice to just sit down and relax with a book or a magazine.
Do you have any unusual thoughts before visiting a new place for an extensive stay?