In an epic Canadian Rockies/Badlands/Drumheller sort of a way.
After spending 6 hours talking project management practice and rigour we went out and played. Horseback riding, 'Voyageur' canoeing and hiking followed by great food and company was the way we let the steam out.
After working hard without really knowing who you're working with it is a lot of fun to hook up with someone I'd developed a long distance kinship with for a beer and some work for a couple of hours in the afternoon, or in some cases a morning run WHICH I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.
It was awesome to meet my new company and I was pretty charmed by everyone. The lack of irony was super refreshing and while hijinks were had, my social hangover was minimal compared to my twenties - with that as a yardstick you can be sure there was still recovery.
This was my level of real rebellion. Going past the barrier to hang out on the undercut rock of Johnston Canyon and take some amateur rock shots. I stand by the decision.
I was slated to be onsite at a client's for the week afterwards which left me with Sunday to play with. Calgary is no cheap nor easy trip to make so I was determined to max that shit out.
this playlist and headed to something called the m*therf*cking Badlands. How cool is that? Within 24 hours I traveled from the Rockies, through some pretty perfect prairies to the Alberta Badlands.
In less than 300 km. Guys, this country blows my mind out.
I did work hard to expend significant energy with hotel room dance parties I was horrified when on my last day there my coworker said, "I heard the ruckus last night!" and I thought she was talking about my dance party...it wasn't; but for a second there I had no where to go.