by way of catching up, my vaca in tulsa was really good. i had a great time catching up with friends, hanging with the family. it was the first trip back in a year that didn't involve any drama with one or both of my parents which was a nice change of pace.
i had an especially good time at the lion king which was the main reason for my visit. it is an amazing production. i felt totally add the whole time in that there was so much to see i never really knew where to look. i have a feeling i could see it a couple more times and still not take it all in. i knew it was going to be amazing when the animals paraded in thru the audience. i really wanted a giraffe and a baby elephant...those costumes were especially incredible. the whole production is just genius in costuming and choreography and staging.
i came home from tulsa, spent a couple days in the office and headed out for a whirlwind trip to grand rapids for some software training on a new system. i took off at 6:30 am in san diego and landed in grand rapids at 3:30 pm. i took off again the next day at 6:30 pm. very crazy with a 3 hour time change. it was good. the people at z were completely gracious and helpful. it did make me a little melancholy though. i found myself really missing yac while i was there. it's always at unexpected moments that missing someone sneaks up on you. and while missing someone is hard, it's also a positive reminder of caring for that someone.