3 Days, 10 Hours, 45 Minutes

Nathan Kimle, AGR Partners Intern

            I was really excited just to get to my internship. My drive to Visalia, California was 3 Days, 10 Hours, and 45 Minutes from start to finish. The trip was four legs and I was given the chance to see some great stops along the way. On the second day, I made the scenic drive through the Mountains on Interstate 70 West of Denver, Colorado, and spent the day meandering my way through the Rocky’s. I cut my way through Grand Mesa National Forest, which goes straight up the side of a mountain and down the other. Next I made my way down and had dinner in the famous mountain town, Telluride, Colorado. The next day I stopped at the Four Corners Monument, in the morning, made it to the Grand Canyon by noon and checked that out, and finished my day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The last and final day of my travels took me to Visalia, California to get moved in and start my internship with AGR Partners, a private equity investing company.

It was nice to get into the valley and finally get to see some real vegetation, rather than the deserts and mountains I had been in the previous two days. Visalia is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, sprinkled with fruit and vegetable farms and blooming with green, even early in the summer. It was odd to have Palm trees just down the street from my house.

            This summer, my job was great! I was able to get really acquainted with my co-workers, accomplish some exciting projects, and learning the ins and outs of private equity investing. This summer I was also able to attend several conferences across the country, and see the sights along the way. I am excited to see where I go from here and to continue to contribute to AGR. 

Check out some of the highlights of my travels below! 

Visitng the highest point on I-70 and seeing snow in the middle of May! 

There were lots of times in the mountains when I would be traveling between 2 bluffs that went straight up 100 or more feet. 

And then I got to stop and see the Grand Canyon. What a great experience!