Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diago, which of course in German means "a whale's..." I'll let you finish that famous movie line. Thank you, Ron Burgundy.
San Diego is just lovely. I also feel like I've been here before in another life....but maybe that's just because there are so many things here that remind me of past experiences.
The weather makes me feel like I'm back in Spain. The cooler mornings with the hint of a warm day ahead of you takes me back to living in Sevilla and my 45 min walk to class in the morning. The walking on brick-lined streets filled with shops and restaurants also reminds me of Sevilla - not busy, loud, or crowded. Just perfect.
I started my day with a 4 mile run along the Bay - while packing, I had to choose between high heels and running shoes. We know who won the battle. It was crisp, but beautiful. The weather lady on TV said multiple times, "It's a cold one today, so bundle up." High of 61. Uh huh.
While on my run, I saw sailboats, which reminded me of my parents. And I passed the Coast Guard Station, which reminded me of my brother. And there are little dogs everywhere! Louie would love it here. I feel oddly at home.
I also found my parents a new boat - how convenient!
The actual conference is going well - learning lots and validating that the things I'm doing and what our team is doing are on the right track. It's always interesting meeting new people and grasping all the different companies that are out there. Sometimes you get so involved that you work in this little bubble, and forget what a big world it is. And yet, a small one at that. In one of the sessions, I saw an attendee in front of me looking at my Twitter account and my tweet about the conference. Small world, too.
On a little walk I took at lunch to find a drug store for some forgotten toiletries and much needed granola bars, I happened upon some San Diego sights.
And this is where the learning occurs. It's acutally a beautiful conference center with access to an outdoor patio right off the meeting rooms.
I'm looking forward to my mum coming out here tomorrow night and exploring the city more!
You stay classy, San Diego.