As you all know, Nike recently selected HappyHourMom as one of the lucky (blessed) blogs to take part in the Nike Young Athletes Innovation Summit. Now, ideally I would have been posting blog updates real time throughout the trip, from start to finish, but I was just having too much fun with my daughter being spoiled by the fabulous #NikeKids team. Seriously, Nike is no joke, and the trip was beyond all expectations for both myself and my daughter. Let’s start with the First Class airfare. Yes, FIRST CLASS! Now for some of you this might not be a big deal, but for someone like me who travels on both domestic and international flights several times a year, and constantly finds herself walking through those first rows of the plane with a little bit of envy and whole lot of admiration, I felt like a giddy school girl when I realized we would be traveling like rock stars. As you can see in the picture above, my daughter was just as excited! The first leg of our flight from Fresno to San Fran was on a smaller plane, so while our seats were no different, we still enjoyed walking right to the front during check-in and when going through security. As someone who frequently travels, it’s amazing how the perks of a First Class ticket helped to eases the stress from check-in to departure and everything in between. (So while I want to thank you Nike, I also think you may have ruined all future “average” flights from this point forward!)
As if the flight wasn’t amazing enough, we were greeted in Portland by a Nike Rep who then escorted us to the car that would take us to our Hotel. This is where it really started getting good. We check in at The Nines Hotel and were greeted with two invitations to breakfast the following morning. Again, I would have been content with that…but no, Nike had more planned for us! As we walked down the gorgeous corridors, my daughter felt like a queen, and couldn’t wait to find our room (Note to self: When you have to enter your key card in the elevator just to get to your floor, you know it’s got to be good!) When we entered our room, my daughter’s first reaction was that someone else forget their belongings, but I immediately knew that Nike had outdone themselves. We were greeted with Nike gear and apparel, treats, champagne, and a welcome letter with our itinerary for the following day. WooHoo! Despite the fact that it was 1AM at this point, I was wide awake with excitement and adrenaline. I tried calling my husband to tell him all about it, but of course he was out like a light, so I sat in the room like a grinning fool looking through my new goodies for about an hour before I was finally able to get some sleep. You can see all of our amazing pictures below, and stay tuned to read all about our full day of fun at the Nike Young Athletes Innovation Summit the following day (from our gourmet fancy schmancy breakfast, to the Nike paparazzi, to our inside look at the Nike World Headquarters and the Nike Sports Research Lab). You heard all about our fun and exciting adventure, now we’d like to hear about one of yours. Leave a comment below and share a fun place you have visited with your kiddos!
Kids Nike FREE Run: If your feet flex, shouldn’t your shoes flex too? Must-have flexibility for young feet.
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