This past week I went down to Monterrey, Mexico to visit and see what it was like for work. I don’t know that I could have had a more enjoyable experience out of the country in a place that wasn’t a “vacation destination.” The people in Monterrey are so polite and outgoing, very hospitable, and very willing to go the extra mile to ensure your happiness there. The food? Hands down, some of the best I’ve had to date.
I flew out on Tuesday morning after some flight delays, and got into Monterrey around 5:30p local time. I met some folks at the airport, and we waited for a bit for someone else before heading to the hotel to get checked in and then headed to dinner. If you’ve never had prime rib lasagna, and have the chance, try it. Coupled with a beautifully crafted Argentinian Chardonnay, it made for an excellent meal.
The flights home were a disaster from the get go. United unfortunately screwed things up so badly, that I ended up flying on American Airlines on the way home … and the experience was night and day different from the one I had with United.
While this isn’t traveling by air, I’ll be visiting Santa Barbara in April to get out-of-town for a few days, and enjoy some peace and quiet while seeing some old friends. I’m looking forward to it.
Coming up in May, I’ll be flying out to Chicago for the UserConf conference. After everything I’ve seen/read about it, I’m truly excited to take part in this years session, and meeting some of the movers and shakers in the customer care/support industry. Lord knows I could use all the help and guidance I can get.
That’s all for now … hope everyone’s enjoying the last few days of March … with a great April planned!