For me, this means I’m essentially back to life on the road. I’ll have a work permit to travel in the U.S., and, on average, will be away from home more than at home. The upside is that this new team seems to have a habit of staying away from peak travel times, so I may be able to avoid the Monday-morning crush at Pearson airport, as everyone tries to get through the U.S. immigration bottleneck.
I’ve had the benefit of transitioning into a job where there’s a small overlap with my predecessor, so my first gig was in Richmond, Virginia. Given travel connections, I flew into Reagan airport (in Washington, D.C.), and drove down to Richmond. Since Ian knows the area well, I asked him where I might stop for lunch, and he suggested Alexandria. Nice town, college atmosphere.