Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SLACkered in the San Francisco Area -- A Brief, Pictureless Update from California (UPDATED w/2 Pics)

Entry updated 12:05 p.m. PDT 3/26/2019

I've updated this entry at lunchbreak with two pictures of what I believe are a grove of young (but still impressive) redwood trees growing here on the SLAC campus next to Building 48 (where the workshop is taking place).

A grove of redwood trees next to Building the cool, dewy-damp morning on the SLAC campus, 
Menlo Park, Calif., 7:50 a.m. March 26, 2019

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This is my one and only -- and extremely brief -- posting from California.

I'm at SLAC in Menlo Park this morning for today's workshop -- the purpose of my entire visit to the San Francisco area.

The trip has been mostly very good including my two days in San Francisco proper, but with occasional bouts of mental agony, not to mention physical agony on my flight to SFO from DCA via DEN due to pulled muscle in my neck that I thought was going to force me to go to urgent care.

However, it more or less resolved itself by the next day as I walked at least 10 and maybe 12 miles around San Francisco, including through the Presidio, back and forth over the Golden Gate Bridge, and back to my hotel near the Coit Tower.

I took a Caltrain to San Carlos yesterday and met my coworker friend at the hotel and we had a terrific dinner at the next door Izzy's Steakhouse.

My Frontier flight is scheduled to depart SFO at 12:55 a.m. PT (!) and I don't get back to DCA until 12:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday (tomorrow). As I have another meeting to cover in Crystal City all day Thursday, it is unlikely I will post any entry until Friday.

Redwood tree grove next to Building 48, SLAC campus, Menlo Park, Calif., 11:42 a.m. March 26, 2019

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I took about 85 pics, not all of which I will post. It is going to take me a while to get those images posted in dedicated entries.

OK, I need to sign off now.

--Regulus

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