Last week I left a list of the various blogs I was touring and just said I was “out of pocket” working on the next book. (My British author friend Helena Fairfax tells me that phrase over there means “out of money,” which makes more sense than the way we use it.) I didn’t want to tell you I was out of town. Some people do that and post FB pics when they are in wonderful places, but I’m hesitant to. Most security folks suggest you shouldn’t.
I’ve written that Bob is the President Elect of the Tarrant County Bar Association and as such he has a variety of conferences to attend. After many years of him accompanying me on school board conferences, it seems only fair that I now go with him. And it was San Diego and I’d never been. All I knew about it was garnered from HGTV which features lots of houses from there. 🙂
We flew and didn’t rent a car because everything was held at the Marriott Marquis Downtown, which was right on the harbor, and we could walk anywhere we wanted. Even downtown, which we did one night for supper.
View from our hotel window
Walkway looking toward our hotel center of pic Great trip for me. I only attended one dinner and two receptions meeting some interesting people. I spent the time walking, shopping, eating, writing on next book in series, people watching, and enjoying the beautiful scenery, and silky smooth air. I was hitting 15 and 17 K steps for two of the three days we were gone. (my feet really hurt, too!)
My favorite area was The Seaport Village District that I walked to from our hotel. Great little shops and adorable eating places. Really cool people watching.
My eating companion. 🙂
They had a merry-go-round that I think may have a dead body riding one of the horses in some future book. 🙂 The creepy idea just popped into my head when I looked at it. You can see from the picture, that it’s a very nice merry-go-round. Don’t know why I went there.
Saturday afternoon we rode their train to Old Town, the site of the beginning of San Diego. Lots of old buildings, wonderful shops, restaurants, and lovely plants that didn’t need much water, but still produced a lush green picture. It reminded me of La Vallita in San Antonio. While we were only gone just over three full days, I felt like we’d been gone over a week. Weird how that is, right? Bob’s brain was on overload from all the sessions.
Our older daughter and her daughter took in Charley for us. They sent sweet pictures so we wouldn’t worry about him.
Weather was lovely—actually about what ours was in Fort Worth. We’ve been having a very mild February.
Don’t know what these trees are, but I found them beautiful.
Heaters at outside reception. Interesting pic.
In the midst of all this beauty, homeless people slept in this park.
Have you been to California? San Diego? What do you do on conferences when you don’t have to attend sessions?
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