Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/9/2015
back to my hotel room is usually about 25 minutes, but tonight I decided to
pick up some chicken at Jethro’s BBQ and enjoy dinner overlooking the Des
Moines River. It wasn’t long after I became situated on a bench along the
American Discovery Trail that the clear, flowing water from the river made me reminisce
about growing up in Southern California. How I missed the salty waves, the sun
on my face and the sand on my feet. “Two more days,” I thought and the “Capital
Funding for Start-up’s” course I have been teaching at the Buchanan Center for
Entrepreneurial Leadership at Drake University will be over and I can return
home to La Jolla.
I hope you
don’t mind, honey, we’re going to the beach today with my sister and her kids,”
my girlfriend of nine years, Linda, called out from the kitchen. “Paul’s away
and I know how much my Cindy and the kids love the beach,” she added.
later I parked on El Paseo Grande Street just adjacent to the north end of La
Jolla Shores Park and a short two-minute walk to the beach. “You go with the
kids,” Linda told her sister, “and Rick and I will unpack the car and meet you
on the beach.” With flip flops on their feet, floppy hats on their heads,
sunglasses on their faces and each holding their pails and sand toys Linda and
I watched as Cindy mounted her infant son on her hip, held each of her
daughter’s hands and made her way to the beach.
the car and I’ll be back in a minute,” Linda stated as she began to walk away
towards the Shore Thing Café across the street. For the next several minutes I
unpacked the beach chairs, blankets, diaper bag, Frisbees, cooler, sippity cups
and pop-up cabana. I now came to realize when my parents would complain about
being worn out before they even stepped foot onto the beach. “You’re the best,
honey,” Linda stated as she approached. “Here, I got you your favorite-iced chocolate
marshmallow hot chocolate. I thought you could use it about now.”
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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