This week I am virtually in Dallas teaching a course. I started out on Friday with some on-line lectures while the students were still at home. Monday was a travel day and now they are gathered together in a hotel conference room with an experienced engineer.
Now, the experienced engineer is helping me with the hands-on portion of the course as I observe from home through Microsoft Teams.
So, I have been thinking of my last visit to Dallas and also when I lived there long ago.
The last time I was in Dallas was for a course in the same hotel where the training is being held this week. The hotel overlooks a river and has a beautiful walkway to nearby shops and restaurants.
I ate at a Chick-fil-A for the first time on the trip. Since it was right by the hotel I ate there several times.
I remember going out to eat with my students at a Korean BBQ restaurant. No meals out with the students this time since we are physically distanced.
On that trip I also made a visit to see my Great Uncle Fred. It was to be the last time I saw him as he has since passed away.
I also made a trip over to Fort Worth on the weekend to visit a friend who I traveled to Turkey with and also visited the Stockyards.
On the way to the airport for the flight home I stopped by the first apartment that I lived in while going to college in the Dallas area.
I also stopped by the grocery store where I worked when I started my career in the medical field by working in the pharmacy.
Lots of memories while teaching this class. It would be nice to be there in person.