Today was back to business as usual. By that, I mean, it was the first day I had actual client appointments “on the road.” After being digitally native and building and maintaining relationships with no face to face contact, I still find it incredibly rewarding to connect with people in person. Today was one of those days where I was able to do that and, in the process, learn more about some of my customers here in the San Diego area. I learned while visiting one customer in Santee, CA, that the owner races street bikes. I enjoyed checking out this fine piece of historic 2-stroke fun during my visit:
The coolest part was in chatting with the owner of that bike. He intends to ride it more. That means his work-life balance is destined for an adjustment, and I love that!
Paddle Boats at Santee Lakes
This afternoon we rented a paddleboat here at Santee Lakes. It’s a pretty nice setup. We were able to see a lot of fish and get a workout at the same time. I’ll have to add pictures from the SLR when we get to a better connection, but here is one to give you an idea of what it was like:
Dinner with Friends
We had a short notice dinner with some friends tonight, and it was fantastic. I love filling in the gaps of the last 20+ years of people I knew a long while ago. It really makes me wish I had been around for more of them to enjoy those times together, but better late than never. All of it was made possible by Facebook, which is really an invaluable tool for people to connect, reconnect, and find common interests.
Highlights and Observations from Today
- The more opportunity you have to see interesting things, the more likely you are to see them.
- Let the youngster steer the Paddle Boat.
- Shared broadband actually works once the campground clears out.
What will tomorrow bring?
I am feeling like the time in San Diego will be too short. It’s probably the best weather we’ll have on our entire journey. There are more people here that I know, and there is a whole lot to do. Tomorrow I fully intend to take a couple of hour breather from work at some point to take the little dude fishing. Thanks for following my journey; where has your summer taken you? Are our paths going to cross?