Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Way We Were Wednesday - North and South Dakota
Almost 20 years ago I had a consulting contract to provide training as part of a national project. Over a period of 6 years I did about 40 programs in about 25 states. One summer I did programs in North Dakota and South Dakota. Those are not easy places to get to. The original idea was that we would fly out on a Monday, do a training in one on Tuesday, on Wednesday we would drive to the other venue, train on Thursday and fly home on Friday. But the two states couldn't get there dates together, so we ended up making two trips, a week apart. South Dakota did get me the opportunity to see Mt Rushmore, maybe the only time I will ever see it. The program was in the basement of a small casino / hotel in Deadwood. When there was a pause in the program, and the room went quiet, you could hear the slot machines ringing and dinging upstairs.
The visit to Mt Rushmore was short, perhaps 20 minutes, yet it sticks in my mind. The view is monumental, the impact is lasting.
What have you seen briefly, that stuck with you?