Chris and I had a whirlwind tour of Northern California earlier this week… We had 5 meetings with 4 organizations in 3 cities in 2 days.
On Monday morning, we flew direct from Cincinnati to San Francisco. Since we had a couple of hours before our first meeting, we did a quick tour of the Botanical Gardens at Golden Gate Park… We drove across the “disabled” Oakland-Bay Bridge for our Monday afternoon meeting with one of our software partners in their Berkeley office (we actually ate lunch at the “Bastion of Liberalism” – Cal Berkeley). We then drove 2 hours to Sacramento. On Tuesday morning we spent 4 hours with various engineers and middle managers at a customer site. We then had a 1 hour working lunch with some executives, followed immediately by another 1.5 hour meeting with another group of engineers. We immediately got into our car and drove 2 hours to Santa Clara for a 2-hour meeting with another customer. We then drove to Palo Alto for dinner and a quick tour of Stanford… whew, I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Collapsed span of bridge DZ in Berkeley