April/May/June is already lining up to be a busy couple of weeks.
Looks like I am going back out on the road for a couple of supplier audits. Gotta spend a week in California just before Easter. Will have to go back out for a short hop in June. I am trying to pull together an audit trip to Germany some time this summer as well. On top of that, I'm planning a side trip to Austin/San Antonio in May. Something about attending a graduation ceremony for some college student.
Normally, I look forward to these audits with about as much enthusiasm as going to the dentist. The California trip is turning into a typical PITA to organize - three suppliers to audit, three auditors to manage (can you say babysit?), logistics on how to get there, where to stay, car rental, etc. Oh, sure, traveling out to the sunny west coast sounds like fun, but I am the leader of this little expedition and the success or failure of it falls upon my shoulders, so I am highly motivated to make this work. I've done a few of these, so I will pull it off, but, still, it is about as easy as herding cats. Not really jazzed on this trip until I finally realized exactly where we would be. Southern California? San Fernando? North LA? Burbank? Anyone want to guess what’s in the neighborhood?
How about a clue?
My son and I were actually out in LA a few years back while on the college hunt and we got down to Grauman's Chinese and the Walk of Fame. Did not get a good shot of this sign at the time. Since I typically run these treks, I try to plan some extra time for exploration of the area. Who knows? Maybe I'll spot someone famous.