Sorry about the blogging absence – I’ve been in Orlando on business. Although we had meetings and stuff, we also had some fun downtime. Here’s a quick recap:

– We carved out a few hours for outlet shopping, and I found my red wool peacoat at the Gap Outlet! Once again, research paid off – I knew that the price was good and it was the style I wanted. Pictures to come once it actually gets cold enough for a peacoat.

– I enjoyed way too much amazing food:

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Ten-layer carrot cake – appropriate for a dinner on 10-10-10.

– At one of the lunches, the CEO sat at our table, right next to me! I was intimidated and afraid of saying something stupid, but I did chat with him a little bit.

– We went to the Everglades for airboat rides and an alligator show. I was thrilled to be in such a Florida environment and couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. We saw lots of birds:

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Great blue heron

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Egrets and ibis

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Bald eagle!

Then I got to hold an alligator! This one was about four years old, and it felt nice. :)

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– One night some co-workers and I went to Downtown Disney:

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– At the Orlando airport, I was pre-flagged for random screening. It had never happened to me before, and I had to wait at the first checkpoint for fifteen minutes with no explanation. Then I was patted down and questioned while they examined every item I had on my person. It was fairly traumatic. I mean, I’m glad it keeps airports safe, but they could be a little more sensitive to nonthreatening women traveling with equally non-threatening-looking female co-workers.

Other than that, it was one of my most pleasant business trips ever!

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