DENVER, CO – My wife and I arrived in the Mile High City for the annual World EAP Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 25. We wanted to arrive early so we could see some sights before the conference would begin in earnest later in the week. We both walked – and used the shuttle – to venture up and down the busy 16th Street Mall, with its interesting assortment of shops and restaurants. We also toured the Colorado capitol. A highlight to me was the extremely ornate, colorful murals and the like inside. In addition, you could stand on a step EXACTLY one mile high and enjoy the Rocky Mountain view!

Day #2 – Oct. 26 – The day began with a tour of the U.S. Mint, where 20 million coins are made each day! While the Mint loses money on small-denomination coins, like the penny, we were told that they make enough profit on larger-denomination coins to give a surplus back to the U.S. federal government each year.  Later in the day, I attended the annual planning meeting for the Journal of Employee Assistance, a quarterly magazine that I edit (and Impact Publications, Inc. designs) for EAPA. (EAPA puts on the World EAP Conference each year – this year was EAPA”s 40th birthday!)  The last event in the day was a “meet-and-greet” welcome reception for international attendees. It is truly a thrill for someone who hasn’t traveled a lot like myself to meet dedicated EA professionals from Hong Kong, India, and others.  The day ended with dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that!