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“One Freaking Apple” – What I learned on the road last week

If you’ve been with me for the past year, you’ll know I always seem to learn something interesting when I travel.  It might be that my cordless mouse is a threat to aviation security, that some restaurants have no business advertising, or even that “Unskinny Bop” is a song that will follow you, no matter where you go.


This past week I had two trips, back to back.  One was a sales meeting for work and one was a mini family vacation to the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark resort.  Besides being completely exhausted, I again managed to learn a few things along the way.  Since it’s been over two weeks since I posted anything, I thought I would get back in the swing by sharing a few of the pearls of wisdom I’ve gleaned during my most recent travels.  Enjoy!



My first Broadway show

Nineteen years ago I had the chance to see a musical on Broadway for the first time.  (I know – It would sound much better if I could say it was twenty years ago.  Twenty is such a nice round number – but it was, in fact, nineteen years ago, and I don’t feel like waiting an entire year to write this, just so it has a nice clichéd opening.  But I digress.)  As I was saying – nineteen years ago I had the chance to see a musical on Broadway for the first time.  Not only was it great show, I also learned a few things along the way:  I really can do anything I set my mind to, young love is almost always misguided, and my father has a serious deficiency when it came to hotel nicknames.


What I learned on my summer vacation.

Last week was my summer vacation.  I say vacation – but it wasn’t your typical, go-to-the-beach, drink-umbrella-drinks, type vacation.  We live in a different state than our extended family, so we took the week off and went home to visit. It was good to spend time with family, and as always, I learned a few things while we were on the road.  I learned about lizards, little league baseball families, and the importance of really LOOKING at a sign before you put it up on the side of the highway.  It was an interesting week…

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