For those of you wondering where the heck I've been, My wife and I went to Washington DC for a few days for the awards banquet in the American Airlines "Flights. Camera. Action" contest. We'd made it to the top five and went out to find out if we were the winners.
Unfortunately, we did not win.
Fortunately, the company who did win, will be putting the grand prize to good use to make the world a better place.
Hope Force International ended up winning, and I can honestly say that they are terrific people, who are worthy of the honor.
I cannot say enough about the staff at American Airlines.
They blew us away with their hospitality.
We didn't win, but they made us feel like we had.
We learned a lot about American Airlines; one thing we realized was that the company has a new focus on earning the loyalty of small and midsized businesses.
Great to see such a thing when it's usually the Fortune 500 companies getting all the perks.
Most of the time, when I travel, I try to keep the daily posts coming, but this time I pretty much took a vacation from everything, including my kids, my ridiculous exercise schedule, and the blog.
I'm home now, ready to resume my life, and am thankful for the experience.