I know I wasn't on here much when i was in CA and I apologize for not posting as the week rolled on. I was constantly on the move and when I wasn't...well I was trying to use what I saw on a board. This years event was by far the best one yet.
I got to meet so many people for the first time in real life, meet people that I didn't know online, and reconnect with friends I haven't seen in a long time.
The hotel was fantastic and didn't mind that we overtook their lobby during the night. Harold and I made good use of it for sure.
The day I arrived (Thursday) I was running on no sleep. luckily Cathy was waiting at the airport for me and we headed off to the Hotel. Her GPS was saying go one way, mine was saying go another...then mine lost the GPS signal. Good thing she was there to tell me where to go or else I'd still be in San Fransisco trying to find the hotel!
After setteling in at the Hotel, We went out and had some Tai Food...Man that was good. Sat around and talked then headed back to the hotel. I got to browse through her art and photography books...they were Incredible. I should be use to that by now but her works still blow me away. Then I headed off to bed.
The next day (Friday) after a good 6 hours of sleep, I headed off to pick up Harold at the airport...of course just when I got into San Fran my GPS lost signal again. My "expert directional navigation skills" lead me straight to the airport....
Somehow I found my way and soon me and my Buddy Harold were headed to the hotel....which...of course ended up with us getting lost and un-lost. (You will find that the word Lost and me come up a lot as I type away)
We got back to the hotel and the fun began.
A group of us went out for Chinese at a Chinese Restaurant that Diana suggested...and it was indeed a GREAT suggestion. Steve, Diana's Extremly Cool and all around Awesome Guy helped with picking some Really good dishes....some which I probably wouldn't have tried, but Man I'm glad I did. The food was great and the conversation was even better. For the first time in a long time I was completely relaxed and had no worries. That's also when I got to meet Ann. She at first had me worried...rather professional and well mannered....He he he...that didn't last long! She fit right in with us and accentuated the humor even more. I could tell she was going to fun to be around
We got back to the hotel and the fun in the lobby continued.
I could go on and on about this and probably will...but the chronological order of events might get a bit mucky...sleep was a rare event, about every other night for Harold and I...so if I forget a few things as I'm describing them, I'm sorry!
I'll post more if ya wanna' hear...but i have some Daddy things to do with my little Princess....seems she missed me just a tad while I was gone
I posted some pics in the photo bucket....more of them to come as well