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Austin Trip

February 23, 2009

For those who don’t know me personally I work for State Farm in the auto claims department.  I’m proud of the work I do and have worked there going on 21 years.  It is a great company to work for especially in today’s world.

Last year I was nominated and became a finalist for the Silver Spur award in the category for outstanding Customer Service.  It is a big deal and they have a Gala event for the finalist and then award a yearly award.  This year there were 16 finalist.  I didn’t win the big prize the winner had such a great story and track record that I was happy just to be nominated (just like the Oscars).

This year’s Gala was in Austin Texas held at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa, it was a lovely hotel with a fabulous staff, lovely rooms and great food.  A wonderful event.

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The spa was really nice, I went and got my hair cut before the big shindig

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I took my mom as my guest and Saturday and Sunday we spent time with my brother who lives in Austin.

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We had a nice time hanging out, we went to the Hula Hut on Lake Austin for lunch, we took a field trip to Whole Foods, the Disneyland for Foodies, and then had brunch prior to leaving at an Austin hangout Kirby Lane.  It was a nice visit. 

I was glad to get home to the dogs, I really don’t like traveling with out them.   Thank goodness I have great friends that help out and allow me to be able to take these trips. 

This is the last one for awhile since Lindy babies are just around the corner.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! It is an honor just to be nominated…speaks volumes for your Customer Service! 🙂

    Sounds like the trip was wonderful, and great that you could take your Mom and brother along to help you celebrate. I love the new do! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  2. February 23, 2009 10:34 pm

    Thanks I was thrilled. We had a great time and my hair did come out nice. I of coruse can’t make it look like she did but close.

  3. February 24, 2009 2:31 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination! Next year, the big prize will be yours!

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