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by Sum1
Rated: E · Book · Travel · #1779685
I travel the country on business, sometimes the world. Come see where I've been.
#1062038 added January 7, 2024 at 8:10pm
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Wichita, Kansas
Locale: Wichita, Ks

Week of: 1/1/24

         This week it was time to get back on the road again, even if it was a short two-day class.  I flew to Wichita, Ks on Wednesday and delivered a class on radio programming Thursday & Friday.  Everything went well, and the students learned quite a bit.  Especially those with little to no experience in doing this.

         I found that Wichita is a city/town I could live in too!  Though nowadays I would love a place on the outside of town, not in a residential neighborhood.  That's just my preference at this stage in my life.  What I really liked about the city is that it's large enough to have what I like having close, but not so large that traffic is a nightmare.  When I arrived Wednesday it was early enough to drive around some, so I did.  I found a beautiful statue of a Native American called Keeper Of The Prairie and snapped quite a few photos of it.  One of them I used as my newest Trinket.

         It snowed there almost all day Thursday with us eventually getting 2-3 inches of the white stuff.  It wasn't bad though, at least people know how to drive in it there.  It wasn't all that cold either, which is a good thing.  I had a few 'digestive issues' while there, mainly due to having a Colonoscopy the day before I flew.  This meant that everything I ate stayed in me resulting in my weight going up more than I care to think.  Thankfully things have settled somewhat, and I'm about back to normal.  I did find a couple of nice places to dine, what else do I do when I travel?  *Smile*

Noteworthy Restaurants:

         The Old Spaghetti Factory  https://www.osf.com/food/  There is a lot to be said about Comfort Food, and to me, The Old Spaghetti Factory is it for me.  There isn't one near me, so going here was almost a must for me.  I have a lot of fond memories of going there when I lived in the Puget Sound area.

         AVI Seabar & Chophouse  https://www.aviwichita.com/lunch-and-dinner-menu  Their Shrimp & Grits drew me here, but when I asked my server about that, he didn't brag about how great it was, which I liked.  Instead, he said it was a good dish, but it was missing something that he couldn't put his finger on.  As a result, I ended up enjoying their Seafood Taco's, one Mahi Mahi, one Shrimp.  It was excellent and not over seasoned.  It was bit large though considering my appetite hadn't yet recovered from Tuesday.  Still, an excellent choice for my meal.

          Nothing has changed on my schedule.  The class in Bangkok is not on it yet, but the class coordinator has said that the customer accepted the March dates, and it's a go.  It's not on my schedule due to the holiday period, but should appear this week,  There's a lot to be done before I head to Thailand though.  Since I'm going on business, I need a VISA, a Letter of Invitation, and a Business Cover Letter.  The Training Department doesn't generate those, that has to come from the Project Manager.  I've written him to let him know that, and provided the letters that were created when I was there in 2018.  All I can do now is wait....

1/8:  Fort Lauderdale
1/15:  Work From Home
1/22:  Schaumburg
1/29:  Work From Home
2/5:  Maryland
2/12:  New Hampshire
2/19:  Oregon

2/26:  Work From Home
3/4:  Oregon
3/11:  International Travel
3/18:  Bangkok, Thailand
3/15:  Bangkok, Thailand
4/1:  International Travel

          Well, that's about it for an update, at least for now.  Until my next post, be good to those you love, spoil them, and write!

Jim Dorrell

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