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Lessons from Alaska

July 9, 2013

One of the recommendations from our annual audit this year was, “County employees need to take a minimum one-week vacation.”  I took their advice a bit further by taking the longest vacation of my life – Ten Days.

Yet, even though I was on vacation, I couldn’t turn off my learning engine.   So here’s what I learned while on vacation.

V29It rains in Seattle.

Yet the people of Seattle are the hap, hap, happiest people you’ll ever meet. Our guide explained that an abundance of food made the natives lovers not fighters.  And, it doesn’t rain always.  The sun has a tendency to make a brief performance at sundown for those kayaking the Puget Sound.

Even in the happiest places you’ll run into some “not so happy people.”IMG_0682

He was our tour guide.  A rich bank of knowledge.  Dick was his name and it fit him well.  He talked a lot, but…

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