August, 2011 Archive

Trip to San Francisco

So, we’ve just got back from a trip to San Francisco for the SES conference that Dave was speaking at, and since jet lag is playing havoc with my sleeping pattern I thought I’d use the time wisely and get some pictures from our trip onto my blog.

The conference as great as usual and we spent lots of time “talking shop” with lots of old and new friends. We had a couple of days before the conference started to do some sightseeing as well as relaxing. It’s always fun to visit new places but it’s always great to get back home and get some big hugs from the kids. This week away has been the longest we have been away from the kids, and I’m glad we have the weekend to catch up and spend some quality time together before we have to get back to work.

So it started with me and Dave in San Francisco…

The trams that run up and down the hills

Alcatraz … we didn’t do the trip but it was surprising how close to the shore it is

We saw the famous seals at Pier 39… very entertaining

The Golden Gate bridge in the distance with some clouds in the high towers

There were some awesome cars in a convoy of about 150 chilling out on the Sunday afternoon

Here’s a pic of me 🙂

This is the tallest building in San Francisco, the TransAmerican Pyramid… its pretty awesome

This is the view from the View Bar we spent many evenings

On Monday we took a trip to Google to have lunch with Matt Cutts and the spam team. It was great to see inside the GooglePlex and its safe to say that the BroncoPlex is close but still has a long way to go 😉

Then on Tuesday the conference started for Dave’s 3 sessions… Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Then on Thursday evening it was time to start the 24 hours journey home 🙂