One of our favorite summer traditions is to meet our new staff at their training conference and steal them away for a dinner out. We took them to the Rendezvous, Memphis' most famous bbq rib place downtown.
We started with the Rendezvous appetizer of sausage, cheese, and pickles, all coated with the famous dry rub.
Rendezvous ribs and the environment can't be beat. It makes me proud to be a Memphian.
More importantly, it gives us a chance to get to know our new staff and to reconnect with a few of the returning staff who are present.
I really hit it off with this new gal, our art teacher.
The goodbyes to the leaving staff are really hard. I will go on record saying this was the hardest year yet.
But there's one guy on staff (below) who stays every year. And it's a good thing, because I'm only staying if he's staying!