On June 4 we fly out of Australia on our way to the US for two weeks.
Our first week will be split, David will be travelling from our hotel to San Francisco each day to attend Apple’s WWDC while I will stay in Cupertino and attend a training course. During this first week we also hope to see some of San Francisco by night, though this will largely depend on how full on our days.
The mid weekend we’ll take a quick jaunt up to Seattle to visit Craig and Mark, see their home and catch up cause it seems like ages since we saw them last. On Monday morning we’ll jet to Los Angeles to see the city and over the subsequent couple of days visit Disneyland and other attractions we might find.
I would have been happy to spend the entire time in San Francisco but I’m sure we’ll have a great time in LA.
Of course we’ll do all of the obligatory touristy things like visit the Golden Gate Park (and the afore mentioned Disneyland). We’re open to suggestions on what else we may do.
I’m also hoping to get one shoot in with a model while over there, that way I can claim to be an “international photographer” :P I put a notice on a model site advising that I would be travelling to Cupertino and have already received a notification from a model and a make-up artist. Could be exciting.
We’re probably also going to have to try things like coke, the cola, not the drug… to see how different it tastes, visit a McDonalds and any other fast food place we hear so much about but have no comparisons for, like In and Out. Go see a shopping mall, an Apple store and oh hell whatever else we can find.
I’m pretty excited for this trip and already kicking myself that we’ve not done it before.
I’ll be taking plenty of pictures on the way and trying to update the blog where possible. Thankfully our hotel in Cupertino has high-speed data included so at least the first week should be well documented.
I’m thinking this time around we won’t get a chance to do all the geeky things I wanted, like visit CNET and TWiT Cottage but I’m sure as hell going to try and get a pic of us both at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino!
The weirdest thing is still how we leave on Friday the 4th at 11:30 am and arrive in San Jose, California on Friday the 4th at 7:30 am. Coming home we fly out on Friday and arrive on Sunday, we lose our Saturday.
This trip follows up our trip to Fiji in a week to attend my sister and Pete’s wedding. I’ll be wedding photographer and will also be taking massive amounts of photos there. My poor little camera won’t know what to do with itself.
I’ll be going from someone who has never travelled to a twice international traveller in the space of a few weeks.