Just like last year, I had a work trip to close out the year. I drove back from Christmas with my family and flew out to North Carolina the next day.
I made three stops in the state while I was there, visiting all three of our locations. And these are not close to each other. I was driving at least an hour and a half to each location. Fortunately, I was only trying to visit two in one day. Then, after visiting the third the next morning, I flew home. So it was a whirlwind trip with lots of driving and work and not any time to sight see.
On the other hand, I got most of an audio book listened to while I was driving.
I work with our locations in North Carolina, so it was nice to meet these people and see our locations there. I certainly could have planned my hotels better, but I will fact that into my next trip for sure. I stayed as far away from the clinics as I could while still being in the same city I think.
And I did have time my first night to eat dinner with a Trixie friend, which was lots of fun.
This also meant that I was out of the office for a week. Granted, I was working three days (with a holiday and a vacation day in there), but it was still very odd to be out of the office that long since I so rarely miss work period.
But when I got back it was peddle to the metal as we have been closing out the fiscal year as well as the month of December. Got to love this time of year. Our deadline is Friday, so I will be very busy until then.