Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again (with deference to Peter, Paul & Mary).
Once again, I am going back out on the road for another round of supplier audits. I know I regale everyone on my travels in the past and how much of a PITA these can be, but this one is different. For years, I have been working my schedule around these audits. Business comes first, but, if I can control the trip, I will try to coordinate it with other trips/sites. That was how I got to see the Harbor Seals in Carpinteria or the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia or Hollywood in California. Didn’t cost the company anything and I figured if I gotta travel 5-8 hours to one side of the country or another, I might get a little side trip out of the deal.
So, with that in mind, I’m heading back to my old stomping grounds. I am gearing up for a week long road trip to Germany. Been working this deal for over a year and finally got the clearance/approval. I will be in Frankfurt for a week with a supplier. As much of a hassle as this is, just between you and me, I am really jazzed. Momma and I were stationed over in Stuttgart for 5 years with the Army and we got to know the area & people pretty well. Germany is my favorite place to live/visit and I had every intention of going back someday. I am looking forward to drinking some good German Beire and eating some Weinerschnizel. Just not looking towards a 10+ hour plane ride.
Auf Weidersen, ya'll