The Magical, Mythical Land of California

I’m in the middle of a 5-day trip to California to attend a specialized technology conference in San Diego. I’ve visited the Bay Area several times, but never southern California, which has always been this mythical land that I see in movies and tv.

Thursday afternoon, we actually got out and drove around the San Diego area some. We drove around the bay (and stopped for a drink at the Bali Hai, so I could add a real humdinger to my collection of tiki mugs!), and we also drove inland some. It was strange, almost like being in a tv show or movie.

I’m sure there’s some sort of insight about memory and Hollywood and travel and a sense of place, but I’m entirely too tired to pull it together right now. Maybe tomorrow.