Thursday I spent the day with the customer, then went to dinner with the customer to The Cheesecake Factory – which had a massive menu (something silly like 15 pages long). I had the salmon - it was good. After that, I went back to the hotel, couldn’t get any internet access out of the rooms (their server was down) – but the business services computers still had access..so I just stole their network cable for a bit.. I went over to the Coyote Grill For a couple drinks – there was a live band there that was similar to dueling pianos in style, but instead there were 5 different musicians and pianos, electric & bass guitars, etc. All 5 musicians would rotate instruments – and they were very good on each.. There was just a small crowd – but boy were they LOADED. It was funny…I had a few pints of Bass, and went back to the hotel to get some sleep at around 1am…up at 7am to head to the airport; where I’ve changed my flight to Los Angeles (instead of back to SF). The flight was really cool – the scenery heading into LAX from PHX is impressive; except for the disgusting smog once you get above the city. Why LA you ask? Ooooo…aren’t you just dying to hear…!
Well, I rented another convertible - tried to get a Cadillac XLR or Audi Cabriolet but they only had mustangs – and did the shoreline drive from LA to SF! It was sweeeeet…I got started around noon, and then went through the VERY BAD
Now the worst bottleneck, but previously No. 5, is the Ventura Freeway at Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, where California highway officials estimate traffic is jammed for nearly five hours every weekday afternoon.
Let's not forget about the construction!!
It was 2 or so and I was hitting Hwy 101…then eventually off to Hwy 1 (the shoreline hwy). It was beautiful – I LOVE
I really wish I had one of the better cars – the entry level mustang convertible is really weak at cornering, and overall, it’s one of those cars that you have to “pay attention to” (instead of hugging the road nicely).By the time I made it to
Oh – if you want to know a sure way to get pulled aside in security? Change your “return flight” the night before to a one way to a different city (ie to