Last week I had a work trip to Scottsdale, to meet with some customers and learn a bit more about my new products. We had two days of meetings planned, plus a short meeting with a reseller on Friday morning before I flew home. The first day of the customer meetings went well, I learned a lot and made some good connections with some customers. We went out for dinner Wednesday night, which turned into a late night bar hopping. It was a bit crazy. We ended up at this one bar that was very festive - they had wrapped the whole thing in Christmas wrapping paper and lights.
After a very late night, our second day of meetings was a bit more challenging. But we got through, and dinner the second night was a little more tame. I think everyone was feeling it.
Our meetings on Friday morning got cancelled, so I took advantage to drive out to a Phoenix city park to go for a run. It was pretty tough trail run in the hilly desert area, but it was really beautiful
The run was pretty slow and wiped me out, and I needed to be back for a call. I did some work, then got checked out of the hotel. Before heading out, I made a short side trip to the Desert Botanical Garden, which was about a 10 minute drive from the hotel. It was super cool, and had some great displays of desert plants (and lots of hummingbirds!). I wandered around for a little more than an hour, before heading out and finding a spot to work for a couple of hours before my flight back to Vancouver.