An unplanned, last minute trip to the City of Palo Alto/Mountain View, home of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Stanford University, where Steve Jobs lived and where 20 over Nobel Lauretes live in one neighborhood, where you need a car to do anything (which I did not have half the time), and where every day and everyone is sunny, “perfect”and “just great”. Just about half a day in San Francisco, a buzzling city which clearly had much more to offer than we had time for.
It was not exactly a vacation, he was out half the time and I was working even longer hours than I normally do for three days, butI enjoyed myself much more than I had anticipated! Short-lived as it as, it was refreshing (literally, since we escaped the haze in Singapore) to step out and pretend to live in a different world for awhile. And running at noon instead of at 6am!
He would tell you how horrid the journey was for tall people, I am glad to be together on his first trip to the US, and our longest flight together too!
Being there also made me realize I missed living in the US!
(Now that I’m back and unpacked, it just dawned on me that I will be off for two weeks again in less than a month, alone. There will be fun bits, but sigh!)