Things every business trip features:
* Impossible hours
* Missing my family
* Conference decor in every possible non-color
Things that separate one business trip from another:
* Personal driver pick-up at the airport, particularly at 9:50pm local time (1am body clock) when I am generally not inclined to lug my own suitcase around.
* Mint Milano cookies and chilled water waiting in my room, along with a note thanking me for being a Platinum Member (I welcome Mint Milanos anytime).
* Dinner includes a wine tasting featuring some surprisingly good local Oregon vintages and some fantastic food.
I will be glad to get home on Saturday!