I’m hanging out in San Diego this week for Blogher’11. It’s been a fabulous trip so far, and still have three more days. The conference itself is only two days long, but in coming here I decided to make this a six day weekend. It’s what Willy does when he goes away golfing… So this is a case of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
When I woke on thursday morning, our first morning here, I rolled over in bed to find someone in bed with me. I was sure that I had gone to bed alone, but I didn’t panic. It took me a minute to recognize that it was just my roomie Anna, who had arrived in the night. It was a weird experience waking to someone who wasn’t there when I went to sleep. Anna had been very concerned about waking us when she came in. She does stealthy well.
We all woke before five, but lay in the dark talking. It was relaxing and nice to be able to enjoy a peaceful morning. Three of us went off to breakfast, and found a restaurant that looked decent and was populated by locals. The service was spotty, and coffee bad, but the food was good so it was a bit of a wash. As our meal was ending, I asked the waiter where the washroom was. He looked at me blankly for a minute and then struggled to find the word restroom in asking for for clarification. I looked up and said, “sorry, Canadian” as a way to explain my word choice. He shrugged his shouders and said, “s’okay, Mexican” with a smile.
Later in the day my other roomie Krista and I headed for lunch. We found a lovely little crepe place and sat on the patio. Our meal was interrupted a couple of times by the sounds of a very loud argument across the street. A couple appeared to be having a fight, and when I looked up I could see what appear to be clothing flying. We remarked on it, thinking that it was quite the row. I sort of half listened, just to make sure that all was ok. A couple of minutes later I heard another sharp yell, and looked up to see the couple having an animated discussion while folding laundry. Clearly not a serious fight if they were still doing household chores.
Krista and I had a fun and relaxing day together, and I told her as much, that I thought we made good travel partners, and that I would travel with her again. She smiled, and we continued to enjoy our day. A couple of hours later she told me that she thought she could travel with me elsewhere too. I teased her about having taken so long to return the favour and she likened it to saying I love you – you can’t just throw it out there rashly. At least now we’ve both said our travel I love you’s!
It was a good day in San Diego.