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Team Meetings

First round of Team meetings. After lunch Andy (our Business Unit Leader) says we're all going out to a field to be blindfolded and assigned animal noises so as to "locate" each other, a supposedly leadership-building exercise. We complain. He insists. We pile into the van and drive around, complaining. We eventually ending up at a Go-Kart recreation park. After each being handed a free afternoon pass to all the rides, we beat Andy up.

Afterwards, we drive to Doug's house (he is one of the local members of our team) for a party-style early dinner. Doug's smoked ribs and cheese dip are apparently infamous, and we now know why - they are very good.

In the evening we drive out with Duke and Peter in Duke's car to a coffee house - possibly the only one in Lttle Rock - and enjoy our first real coffee since we landed in Arkansas.

We get back to the hotel really late. Argh! We have to get up at 6:30 so as to get breakfast and get to the meeting room in the Acme building by 8:00am.