I'm not embarrassed to say that in my 30+ years of working, I have not taken many business trips. I don't feel cheated or slighted in the least and in fact, on my last business trip out of the US (in 2010 to Toronto), I almost didn't get back into the USA! But that's a story for another time....
That said, last week I went with co-workers and a vendor representative to visit some facilities in the San Diego area and one in Las Vegas. While I have visited Las Vegas before, I have never been to San Diego and in fact, the last time I was in California was in 1978. I kid you not.
While confidentiality prohibits me from going into detail about the trip, I can share some tidbits - first and foremost being I met some wonderful people - some I had interacted with by phone or email prior to the trip and some I met for the first time. Meeting such great folks is what makes 7 days away from home (and the work we do) worth while.
The photo above is a shot from my room in San Diego - overlooking the marina at Mission Bay. It was so beautiful that first night! It was beautiful every night but let's face it - first impressions, right?
Here are some other photos from the area for you to enjoy. On my last night in San Diego there was a full moon! I think I did OK capturing it with a cell phone camera!
Here are some fine examples of deliciousness! (Yes, that last photo is a salad...)
Many thanks to everyone we met for their enthusiasm and to my co-workers and vendors for all their efforts.
Mission Bay, San Diego - go and visit - I highly recommend it!!