Saturday, January 28, 2006

If I found my way to Minnesoter

In case you didn't catch the reference, that's from one of my favorite songs, Minnesoter, by The Dandy Warhols. I just returned from my first business trip with the company I work for. I was near the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport over the weekend for a big meeting we held there. My job is to plan these meetings, and they wanted me to see one in person so I have a better idea what they're like and can improve my planning techniques.

Anyway, here are some pictures and highlights from my trip:

I stayed at the Airport Hilton where our meeting was held in the ballroom.

I had a nice view of the river from my room.

Checked out the Mall of America:

And ate a shrimp Cobb salad at Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co. -- a Forrest Gump themed restaurant.

When you need a server, you flip your sign to Stop Forrest Stop. If you are good, you leave it on Run Forrest Run. It's a good plan, except that they make the servers say Stop Forrest Stop when they get stopped. It's quite demoralizing.

I went to see The Matador after wandering through the mall for awhile.

We had a huge turnout for our meeting that night. Almost 1000 people.

A group of us went out for a late dinner at Murray's, a nice steakhouse downtown. I got the Escargot and New York Strip Sirloin. Delicious.

Day 2 coming soon.

1 comment:

Garden Philospher said...

WE loved the pictures and your experiences. m and d