As I waited at the airport in Las Vegas yesterday, I did some quick figuring about the month of August, 2010. In the first 27 days of the month, I had spent the night in a hotel for 21 of them. In that time I had:
Slept in 5 different hotels
Flown over 10,000 miles
Been in 7 different airports
Taken two train trips to another city
Been in 3 different countries
Traveled across 8 time zones
Traveled in planes, trains, and automobiles, as well as public buses, private coaches, boats, taxi’s and a tram.
It’s been an amazing month. Adventurous, exciting, challenging, and yet so rewarding. It’s been somewhat exhausting, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. The experiences I had in Ireland and Scotland were amazing. I saw history, beauty, and culture that was better than I had hoped. I met, conversed, and even drank, with fascinating and fun people, from all over the world. Then, the month was topped off with all the great people I talked to, learned from, and had a great time experiencing the conference in Las Vegas this past week. (And yes, I may have drank with some of them as well, that’s for sure.)
Sure, I’m ready to be home, and get back into a regular routine for awhile but I will never forget August of 2010. The experiences and memories of these last few weeks will stay with me for the rest of my life, and in the end, I couldn’t ask for anything more.