Sunday, June 2, 2013

leaving [on a jetplane]

this will be my first time flying in years... about 16 years to be exact. the last time i flew i filled eleven airsick bags, and i vaguely remember landing.. i'm really hoping that i've gotten over motion sickness by now. this time it's two separate planes, the first ride is about an hour long, and the second part is a couple hours. not bad... still would have rather taken a bus.

i'm going to the annual [international shareholders' conference in arkansas. i have been with the company off and on for a decade [when i wasn't busy traveling or learning] and it's an honour and privilege to get to attend this week long party. and damn right, i deserve a paid for vacation! there's concerts and a baseball game, a vendor fair, store and museum tours, and a bunch of other crazy walmart activities. we found out one of the big names playing at the concert venue, Elton John! wow..

one thing we were advised to do is bring as many canada souvenirs as we could fit in our packs. it is an international meeting, 27 different countries represented.. all bringing homeland goodies to trade. i'm looking forward to networking with with people from all over the world! what an epic opportunity.

my only concern... leaving behind my freshly planted garden. matt will be home most of the week, i hope he remembers to water everything.. *cough someone remind him thanks cough*. there doesn't seem to be any rain in the forecast. i'm glad it rained all day yesterday, just as i finished planting the beds. everything got a good soaking and a chance to root.

well i got some last minute packing to do, and a few errands to run before i leave. i'm out first thing in the morning, see you in a week, canada!

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