Karen travels to Minneapolis from Cincinnati several times a year on business. She works for Proctor & Gamble with headquarters in Cincinnati and her job is as a Customer Service and Logistics Coordinator for Target, based in Minneapolis.
P&G is the largest comsumer goods company in the world with dozens of brands including Crest, Duracell, Gillette, Pampers, Pringles, Clairol, Tide, Iams and many many more. Target is the second largest retailer in America - surpassed only by WalMart. What this means is that Karen and her team are responsible for shipping millions of dollars worth of products to Target warehouses around the country every day - Two Billion dollars in business every year. Those numbers boggle my mind, but my beautiful wife is a brilliant and capable person and I am very proud of her.
Fondest Memory: When Karen was scheduled to go to Minneapolis in April, 2007, I decided to meet her there. I drove my trusty 12-year-old pickup truck while Karen flew. After her business was wrapped up we spent the weekend touring Minneapolis and St. Paul, which including seeing the Target Corporate Offices in downtown Minneapolis, and a downtown Target store near the headquarters.
After a wonderful weekend together Karen flew back home and back to work in Cincinnati. Being semi-retired, I had a little more time. So I took five days to get home, taking a zig-zag route which helped me to collect several new counties in my ongoing quest to visit every county in the United States at least once in my lifetime.