Well, I didn’t wake up in a broom closet! This is still a little weird, though. Good, but weird.
Yesterday, San Diego Day, was very long, but it was packed with fun experiences and the chance to meet really nice people. I took an early flight from Oakland to San Diego, which is just a little bit north of the Mexican border. I was met at the airport by Larry, my author minder/wrangler/escort. We had some time to kill before my first appearance, so he took me to this MASSIVE park in the middle of the city that was filled with beautiful plants and trees and museums, and we got to walk around and I felt like a very lucky girl. From there, Larry drove me up (down?) the coast so I could see the surf. Did you know there is a big storm near Alaska? Well there is, and it’s sending huge waves to California which looked very imposing. We ate lunch ON THE BEACH (calamari sandwich thank you very much). I called my Beloved Husband to tell him I was lunching outside in 76 degrees. He said it was 25 degrees and his part of NY was getting another six inches of snow. I felt kind of bad about that.
Big waves you can’t quite see in the background. Hot surfer in the foreground for Meredith.
After lunch we drove inland to Rancho Santa Fe Middle School where I talked to the 8th grade. Thank you very much for the poetry and the great shirt, Rancho people!
Two bookstore visits yesterday – Warwicks in LaJolla (stock signing) and an event at Barnes & Noble in Encinitas.
Lots of people showed up in Encinitas. Wow.
I leave in a few minutes for Santa Monica High School.
If you live around LA, the best place to find me today is 7-9pm tonight when I’ll be at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.
(Before you get jealous about this whole Cali weather and cool hotel moment, remember I leave for Detroit tomorrow.)