September 04, 2008

Good morning from California

I'm on the road this week in California.

For the past three days I've been in meetings at Apple. Now I'm off the clock, and beginning the personal part of my trip.

I've been exploring a lot of my old haunts here in Silicon Valley. I can't decide which is more surprising, the things that have changed dramatically, or the things that haven't changed a bit.

I've been staying in a hotel right next to the building I used to work in at Apple. It's a little sad that "City Center", the pair of office buildings which used to be Apple buildings, is now completely surrounded by condo and hotel buildings. CC used to be a proud landmark on the corner of Steven's Creek and DeAnza Blvds. Now you can barely see it from the street.

One thing that hasn't changed a bit is my old home airport of Palo Alto Municipal. I spent a couple hours there last evening sitting on "the bench" watching the airplanes and talking with other pilots.

Today I'm doing more sightseeing, looking forward to lunch at an old favorite chinese place, and this evening, dinner with Rick and Jo Ann. Then staying with Sherman tonight.

Posted by jackhodgson at September 4, 2008 04:40 PM