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Utah

I spent last week in Park City, Utah at the Canyons resort with coworkers. I had my first fly fishing experience, took a couple of short hikes, helped a few of my company’s support staff refine some technical skills, and spent more time talking to real live people than I do in probably an average month (which was both rewarding and overwhelming). The mountains of Utah are really gorgeous, as pictured below.

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Mexico

I spent last week in Mexico with a couple of other small teams from work. It rained a bit and was otherwise super humid, but we had some great weather as well, and some memorable meals. We took one day off to drive a few hours to Chichèn Itzá, a well-known Mayan temple that did not disappoint. I took precious few pictures during the trip but did snap a few of the ruins. Because I don’t like taking pictures of strangers (not much enjoying having my picture taken, especially not by strangers), I didn’t take any photos of the shockingly numerous vendors of trinkets. Dozens of people hawked things like magnets, wooden masks, and jewelry, and everywhere their refrains rang out: “one dollar” and “almost free.” One guy even gave me the nickname “Mr. Whiskers.”