After Patrick, Mysha and Ronan left (and the sales meeting also had ended) we went back down to our coach in Tucson at the Casino Del Sol RV Park. But I only had the weekend there as on February 17th I had to fly to Colorado for the “ASSA ABLOY Base Camp”. This is an annual meeting of the top 70-80 executives for the company from around the entire world. It was in Stockholm last year but I was lucky to have it so close to home this year. While I flew into Denver Airport the actual event was at Keystone Lodge at the Keystone Ski Resort about 2 hours up in the Rockies from Denver. I was lucky to have a private driver and car shared only with my good friend Paul Dauphin for the drive up, It was great to spend this time with such a great guy again.
Leslie din’t want to stay by herself on the coach so her good friend Rosemary Thompson flew in from LA to stay with her. Rosemary also had a friend of heirs from her college days there and the three of them toured the area.
Leslie certainly enjoyed here time with friends and I actually got a great deal out of my trip. Good networking, met up with some old fiends, and learned some new things. The only real down component was the first effect I had of the coming COVID-19 disaster. Our colleagues from China were restricted due to the pandemic. Although a couple participated by video conference it was not the same as being there. But because of our global footprint we were a little more up to date on the possible economic effects and started early preparation. Although admittedly we couldn’t see how much the world changed in the next month.