Ice Breaker – Business Trip

November 13, 2015 — 7 Comments

ICE BREAKER business trip

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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Question:  When was the last time you took a business trip?  Where did you go?

My Answer:  Last week, I took a business trip to Phoenix, Arizona.  I traveled there to present an idea at the annual management meeting for my company.  I had never been to Phoenix, so it was an adventure.  Most of the time I was at the hotel, but I took advantage of a few hour break to go on a hike up.  On my hike, I climbed to the top of Piestewa Peak (formerly known as Squaw Peak).  The view from the top was amazing!

Squaw Peak Panaromic

Another cool thing about my trip…I had the chance to eat breakfast with fellow blogger, Chad Jones.  We’ve been friends for years thanks to the blog world, but this was the first time we actually met face to face.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!

Jon Stolpe


Christ-follower, husband, dad, engineer, manager, runner, blogger, sax player, group life fan, freelance writer, and the list goes on...
  • Jon, it truly was a privilege and an honor to meet you. And to put a face to the guy who so routinely beats me in Words With Friends. Glad you had a good trip.

    • Thanks, Chad. It was an honor and privilege for me as well. Thanks for interrupting your morning to spend an hour with me.

  • I guess I am actually on one now. I am at aLeadership Conference for our church district. (Southeast District of Foursquare). The wife and I are in Cornelius NC just northwest of Charlotte. Have the afternoon free after our morning session.

    • How was the conference?

      • It was a great conference. It confirmed the direction we are going with our church. It was also good to just get away for a few days.

  • I went to Texas in April, 2014.

    • Where in Texas? My parents live in Dallas.