and it was nice, but in 140 hours I was airborn for 40. San Diego is really nice, especially if someone else is putting you up at the Carlsbad Four Seasons. It is very very very liovely- Valhalla with infinity pools. I like hot tubs at dawn with humming birds.
Chicago was realy nice too- at last I caught up with cousin Eleanor and got the grand tour of Chicago's finest architecture. Then I got the wizz bang Evanston low down- including a trip to a top five dawg joint, a pancake that could have killed a small dog if dropped from a sufficient height, and several whirlwind meetings. Might have given a presentation on the bridge of the starshiop enterprise at some point too. Weird trip. But nice.
My sincere thanks to Lisa, Jerry and Andrew and all the other lovely colonial types I met.