What do I do all day on the road?
What do AOs do all day while we're on the road? I can't speak for all AOs, but here's what my days in Detroit looked like...
Wake to the Michigan sunrise, play music while I'm getting ready (I've been jamming to Greta Ray's "Drive").
First visit of the day! Maybe I'll meet with a smaller group of seniors, like when I ran into our pal Christian, who I met over the summer at Dartmouth Bound -- he's been carrying around his Dartmouth name tag and meal card, just in case.
In between visits, text work friends their horoscopes -- it looked like Hayden has some soul searching to do today and Angie might work on clearly defining her goals. We don't take our horoscopes too seriously, but it's a fun way to connect on the road. I'm not sure when to send Elkie's hers though, since by the time I wake up her day is just about done in Tokyo.
Lunch visit! (Also why do you guys have lunch so early in the day?) I had a great visit with this group of mostly juniors who spotted me in the midst of a very crowded hallway looking very lost. They rescued me and we had a lot of fun!
Head to next visit, stop to take photos of Dartmouth-y street signs (i.e. Lone Pine Road).
I always get excited when I see a poster for Dartmouth or a flyer advertising my visit, but it's also really exciting to introduce Dartmouth or even the liberal arts as a whole to a new group.
Check into my hotel, work out in their fitness center or do an ab workout in my room while listening to Planet Money (idk it works).
Have a dork early dinner (maybe I'm influenced by your early lunches), probably at Chipotle or Panera if I want something fast/want something familiar and steadfast. It looks like they're rolling out queso in Michigan Chipotles -- I tried it, and I can't say I loved it but I also am not a big queso person to begin with (I know, I know controversial opinion).
Do some work, watch some Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (almost done with season 2!), and make sure all my materials are together for the next day so I can do it all again!