We are successfully returned home, but both exhausted from our travels. Tim didn’t fall in love with Peabody, did really like York save for one detail. So, he has some information to add to his consideration which, after all, was the point of the trip.
We had a fun time getting to know Erick’s family. Nikki, his wife, and their kids Sydney and Joey are great people, and the whole family took great care of us with a place to stay, entertaining company, and even the loan of a car to use on our adventure. Just above and beyond hospitality.
While we were in PA, we met up with our friend (and YMX’s managing editor) Amy and her roomie Sarah for a while, enjoyed great conversation over dinner before we headed back to MD to fly out Sunday morning. Amy brought Tim a press kit for The Almost, a band with whom she’s working on an interview opportunity as Tim’s next YMX writing assignment.
I came back home to a pile of email and some pressing YMX tasks, having not had consistent access to an internet while away. Adam and I are preparing for the company’s big debut as we host an exhibit booth at the National Youth Workers Convention in Atlanta from November 15-19. We’ve been collaborating on strategy, investing in display materials, graphics and handouts. We’re both looking forward to this prep time being done, and finally being on-site with folks and chatting about how our company’s sites and services can serve them, their youth ministries and churches. If you’re going to be in Atlanta, we hope you’ll come by and see us in the exhibit hall. In the meantime, back to the prep work I go! (It’s really not awful, it’s fun to collaborate on these pieces, it’s just crunch time!)
(The image is a draft handout for Raising Lazarus, our charitable arm. You can give input on the design if you so desire by clicking here.)