Drove out to Walnut Creek, CA for a maintenance job today.  Got to Sacramento at about 9:30pm.  Wondering what I might get for dinner, I saw an In-N-Out just before my turn to the hotel.  I’d always been aware of the rivalry between In-N-Out fans and Whataburger fans.  I’ve always fell in with the Whataburger crowd, but I have to admit the double-double I had tonight was pretty good.  Finally got to the hotel at about 10pm.  Needed to do some paperwork on my laptop, and the dang thing took almost 45 minutes to boot up!  I thought it was broken.


I think I’m gonna get some sleep.


Ever since working in San Diego two years ago, I’ve been on the lookout for good Mexican restaurants serving soups.  In Kansas, I never found any.  In Mesa, so far haven’t found any.  Here in northern California, found two of them today.  Had lunch in Modesto — had posole.  Had dinner in Turlock — had albondigas.  I feel like I’m in heaven, but I’m at the hotel doing laundry.

Stanford Theater

Worked at Stanford University today.  After work, walked around Palo Alto, where the university is located.  Had a couple of pizza slices at Pizza My Heart.  Tasted great!  The picture above is the Stanford Theater, which plays old-timey movies.  The marquee above was advertising a Carole Lombard comedy.

I started and ended the day in Stockton, only 90 miles away — took 2-1/2 hours to get there and 3-1/2 hours to get back — horrible traffic!

wet cat

So when I packed for my trip to Northern California, I checked the weather, and it was supposed to be sunny and warm all week.  So I didn’t pack a jacket.  NOW, there’s rain in the forecast for tomorrow and the temperatures are predicted to be much cooler.  I should have brought a jacket….