Providence Journal 2

Yesterday, the highlight of the day was heading into Providence to eat at a little “dive” that Food Network star Guy Fieri featured on his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The joint is called Liberty Elm Diner and it looks like a dive. But once inside, the food and the people were great. The taxi fare was double what I paid for lunch, but who cares, it was fun.

The rest of the day was spent doing a planned teleconference (love technology), keeping up with emails, and keeping tabs on my nephew’s high school basketball team in the state tournament. Barb was there tweeting me results during the day. His team won and they can earn a right to play in the championship game with a win today. If they do, I will be back in time to be there. Go Titans!

I’m ready to head off to Alan Weiss’ workshop (the real reason I came) with one of my mentor clients. We had a terrific dinner last night at Legal Sea Foods. If you ever go and they have the flounder…get it.

By the way, I’ve started a fun little blog just for fun. It’s all on food and cooking. Well, maybe mostly eating. Check it out here.

© 2012 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Providence Journal #1

I love technology.

Here I am at somewhere around 25,000 feet (give or take a foot) pecking away on my laptop and working on the Internet. Makes these cross-country flights much more productive and fun.

I’ve posted a survey on my Facebook page. I asked my “peeps” a question about visiting cities. Basically, if you are at an airport and have a 3-hour plus layover, does that count as a city you’ve visited? My reason for asking is that I’ve been to many an airport where I’ve dined at excellent restaurants, watched games at the sports bar while sipping on a local beer; purchased “stuff,” and basically acted as if I were a tourist. Shouldn’t any of this count towards plopping that pin on the map saying you were there? Does driving through the panhandle of Idaho mean you’ve been to Idaho even if it takes less time than an airport layover? Just asking…

I’ve received fun and humorous comments on my Facebook page. I hope they keep coming. What do you think?

By the way, I will be chronicling my trip to Providence as I always do with my trips. The main event is Friday when I will be at an Alan Weiss workshop, which I am looking forward to as always. More to come…

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