This last week (Monday through Thursday), I was in San Diego for the Windows/Exchange Connections conference. It was my first Connections conference as well as my first trip to San Diego.
San Diego was a nice town; it reminded me somewhat of Honolulu with enough elbow room. Mind you, I didn’t see too much of the city; we were at the Hyatt down on the water, only a couple of blocks away from the Midway memorial (a two-hour tour that I didn’t get time to take). What I did see, though, was fairly clean and had character. I met up with Mickie and one of her local friends for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on Monday night and can report that Californian drivers are still nuts. Although I did notice that both of the taxi drivers I used drove perfectly well — signals, ample lane-change space, slowing to let people merge — and showed signs of sanity I’ve not seen in taxi drivers anywhere else. Apparently the combination of California + taxi driver undoes the evil of both stigmas.