This will be my final blog.
We began our last day with a great business breakfast at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. President Nellis talked about the beauty of our business relationships throughout the state. Since partnering with Simplot about two years ago, we have been able to save the Parma Research Center. Simplot did a yearly evaluation of their partnership with us and couldn’t find anything wrong with it.
We capped things off with an alumni luncheon here in Moscow that had one of the biggest turnouts of the trip. It was nice to see familiar faces and finish the trip strong back here in the homeland.
This trip has been an amazing experience. The people who I started the trip went from being strangers to family. Together, we logged just about 1,500 miles, stayed in about five hotels, traveled to about 14 cities (and countless in between), had one plane ride and all had a great time. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we all had a great time but are all happy to be back in Moscow.
Through my blog and pictures posted you have all been able to see the daily events and the people who were involved, but you may not know the names of everyone. I want to give a special thanks to all those involved with this trip and especially the ones who made the trip. Thank you to: Ysabel Bilbao, Ginny Boyle, Tim Helmke, Steve Johnson, Joni Kirk, Chris Murray, President Duane Nellis, Ruthie Nellis, Sandy Larsen, Samantha Perez, Juan Corona and Virginia Pellegrini.
I also want to thank those who were very much a part of the trip but were unable to go. Thank you to: Diane Gregg, Carolyn Leib, Brett Morris, Tania Thompson and Chris Cooney.
Thank you all for reading my blog and for your comments. I also want to thank all of those who attended our events.
I owe all of this trip to Joni Kirk in the University Communications and Marketing office. She picked me to go on this trip and has been a huge influence on me.
I can’t end this without thanks President Nellis and his wife Ruthie. They are two great people who made this trip what is was. I am thankful they let me join them on this experience.
All I can say it WOW! and Go Vandals!!!
P.S- I still have never seen Shoshone Falls but I will finally forgive Steve Johnson.