11,400 miles, 4 time zones, 7 days and the photos to prove it!

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July 3, 2014 by dairycarrie

Last week was a busy one. Somehow almost all of my travel for speaking engagements this month ended up all in one week. I started the week in Lake Tahoe, California (or is it Nevada?)  from there I returned home to Wisconsin before heading out to Daytona Beach Shores, Florida and then on to Shelby, Montana. On Sunday I had time to kill at the airport so I did some calculations. In 7 days I had travelled over 11,400 miles, had been in all 4 time zones, and locations ranging in elevation from 0 to over 7,000ft. It was a long week but it was also pretty amazing. I am so thankful that I get to meet and talk with so many people around our country involved in agriculture! I didn’t have much time to snap photos in Lake Tahoe but you’ll have to take my word that it’s beautiful! I would certainly love to go back there again. I hope you enjoy a little glimpse of my travels.

Ok, I did stop and snap a selfie and I read the plaque about the fire that destroyed the valley behind me.

Ok, I did stop and snap a selfie and I read the plaque about the fire that destroyed the valley behind me.

First up Daytona Beach Shores in Florida! I really enjoyed meeting several Florida Dairy Farmers and not only was this my first trip to Florida, it was also my first swim in the ocean. Spoiler alert, it’s salty!

 

After my time in Florida, I headed North, WAY North to Shelby, Montana. I think Shelby is only about 30 miles from the US Canadian border. There I got to team up with Ryan Goodman and Jude Capper to do a hands on social media training for teens (and a few adults!) at the Gentle Hands Conference that Marias River Livestock Association put on. After the conference Ryan and I headed to Helena and I took a few hundred photos while going 70mph. I got Ryan to stop a few times so I could catch some shots of some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen!

A long week of travel and I am glad to be home with the cows again. But no matter where I am, I know that I am blessed to be doing what I love.

4 thoughts on “11,400 miles, 4 time zones, 7 days and the photos to prove it!

  1. anita says:

    you do a great job

  2. I wish I had known you were in Florida, I live only 30 minutes from there and would have loved to have met you… Pam

  3. Lorna says:

    Sounds like a pretty amazing week – wonderful to be able to talk to farmers all over the country. Great photos

  4. All that big open sky!! Looks like you were in some beautiful places, meeting some great people and doing some great things! Thank you Carrie.

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