Orlando, Florida – 2008 National Convention
Up bright and early Monday morning to catch our flight and spend 5, very fast days in Orlando, Florida – Hubbie, me and 3 office leaders. By the time Friday night, back home, came – I was dragging my you know what. It was fun, it was tiring, we had one major scare and I am glad it is over. Here is a condensed version of the week:
Monday: arrival and bus to Coronado Springs resort
Monday night: Disney gala – danced with hubbie
Tuesday: Recognition of Top 100 – yes one of them was ME!!! Presentations by the big guys, one particularly good one included “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. You can find it on U Tube.
Entertainment of the morning, jugglers – they were really good
Tuesday night: Mickey’s Not so Scarey Halloween Party (I am too old for that stuff – it was fun, but I was exhausted)
Wednesday: Boring stuff – tax stuff, blah, blah, blah CRISIS – Then: Trouble at WKU, lockdown, couldn’t reach kids, Bro. Ray calls, heard from Andrew, finally heard from Nick, everyone okay, whew, relief! Back to boring tax stuff.
Wednesday night: Took a boat to the Disney Boardwalk. Then Downtown Disney – loved the Swan and Dolphin resort.
Thursday: more tax stuff, break sessions, more tax stuff, more blah, blah, blah
Thursday night: Banquet at SEAWORLD!! Took tons of pictures, too many to post. I can’t even imagine what HR paid for this!!! We had shrimp cocktails and crab claws, chicken, fish, pork, desserts like you wouldn’t believe and a special show from Shamu!
Friday: Great presentation by Disney and then a presentation from the criminal investigation division of IRS (boy you would have loved THIS one)
Finally: conclusion and annoucement of next year’s location. Can’t actually say, but we will be hoping to take our boys to see some COWBOYS!!!
Hard to believe, but life can go by quickly and change just as quickly. We are very thankful to all be home and well. Thank you Jesus!