This week I went to San Diego for a last-minute trip to help teach an engineering class. The class was a bit difficult because it's brand new, but I came back home very satisfied with the way I handled it (since it was also my first class teaching!) and, of course, very tired. I didn't really spend any time in the city, except to go out for dinner with Jeff+Karen and Wendy+David.
The funniest part of the trip, though, was my hotel room. I stayed at the Marriott Marina near the Convention Center, in downtown. I've always wanted to try this hotel, probably because I used to sneak in and sit next to the pool every time I was going for a walk near Seaport Village. I got there late Tuesday night and the guy checking me in handed me the key-card and told me that my room was going to be a suite with 180-degree views of the bay and downtown, three balconies, a kitchen, and a Murphy bed :) I seriously thought he was joking! Well, look at the view from my room in the picture above: he was most definitely not joking. Apparently, all the other rooms were taken and I just happened to check in late. Not bad, for a $4,000 a day room! I was really glad I didn't have to pick up the hotel tab. He he.