We definitely surprised him. And he LOVED seeing his little girl waiting for him when he came out of the terminal. It was a sweet reunion.
UPDATE - Patrick ended up having a GREAT time on his trip out west. I think the golfing was the highlight. He's now talking about getting more in to golf and wanting a set of clubs. Oiy. Anyway, he ate a lot, enjoyed the time he spent with his co-workers, work-out at the gym, swam, and even spoke highly of his meetings. He said he'd definitely like to visit there again.