Show us what the weekend has in store for you.
How rare that a QotD or Voxhunt actually matches up with a post that I was going to write… strange alignment. This weekend I’m going to see someplace new and get there by a way I’ve never taken.
The where is Santa Barbara California – a place that I’ve never been and not really sure what to expect. I’ve heard its pretty, and I’ve heard its expensive (which means it could be like a smaller version of San Diego). Is like living in a soap opera?? And how will it be with the ocean to the south?
The how is by train. The Beloved is already up in that area (San Luis Opisbo to be exact) on business (she drove). So the plan is for me to take Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner from Solana Beach to Santa Barbara where she will meet me. I’m very curious to take the train – the commercials always make it look so glamorous – I’m sure its not, but I am sort of looking forward to a few hours to read and watch the world go by.
And will we be seeing all the gorgeous sights that Santa Barbara has to offer?? Well, not exactly. The Beloved’s post-doc advisor (who is now at UCSB) is having a gala thrown on his behalf by his lab alumni. So the majority of the day will be spent listening to scientific presentations. Yep. Saturday. Santa Barbara. Indoor. Powerpoint slides. Woo.
(I will most likely resemble the guy with his head in his hand — hopefully not the guy picking his nose…I shouldn’t complain too much though – I have a 2-day Program Review which starts late Sunday afternoon, so that’s going to mean that we don’t get to see anything on Sunday either…)