A week in San Diego

I had a work thing in San Diego last week. It was a blast. Really grateful for the opportunity again to meet up with the global teams, and the different people that we otherwise only see on Zoom. Lots of quality time together, from Monday evening through Thursday afternoon. After, Jeff and I went up to La Jolla with a few of my coworkers to explore the area and get in a cheeky dive.

I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

With my global team after our afternoon breakout session. Love working with these folks; so grateful that we got to spend quality time together in person and not over zoom
With (most of) the crew from APAC.
Survivor games with the team – glad the unseasonable rains cleared up by the time we got to Mission Bay for some friendly team competition. Tons of fun and laughter. Love this bunch!
La Jolla Cove at sunset
Beautiful walk along La Jolla Cove at sunset, admiring the sea lions and the wildflowers
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores – went surfing there during the week as part of my work excursion, and now we also swam past the surf zone to dive the canyons
I did not enjoy that dive. The wetsuit and hood gave me a headache, though it also kept me warm in 11 degree C waters
XL and I were done after one dive, but Aya and Jeff were game for another
Long swim out past the surf to the canyon – when we’d initially booked in, we were imagining diving among the kelp forests and with sea lions. Alas, the insane storms this past winter had ripped most of the kelp out in La Jolla Cove, and the surge there the past few days made diving there untenable anyway, so we changed spots to La Jolla Shores
Afternoon walk along the cliffs
We can imagine living here
Sea Lions in La Jolla
Last meal in La Jolla together
Since we had to drive one way from San Diego to Los Angeles, we thought to make it fun by renting a Tesla Model Y. And why not? Cost the same as a Ford Fiesta and infinitely more fun! We had to recharge when we got to LA, but it cost just $7 to add 20% and took less than 10 minutes
Chanced upon a greyhound meetup in Balboa Park
Brunch with Wendy in San Diego before we drove north to LA. So good that we were in SD the same week for work! Last time we saw her was 8 years ago in Fiji!
Got in a quick stroll along Santa Monica before meeting Eric for dinner – definitely way more people here than in San Diego
Scrumptious dinner at Redbird in LA, thanks Eric and Ian! Glad to have caught Eric before he flew back to his home base in Houston. Last time I saw him was 3 years ago in SF!