So it has begun! Nearly 30 hours ago now mum and I left home to head to San Francisco for WWDC 2016.
The 17 hour journey from SYD to LAX, then to SFO was uneventful, however unfortunately consisted of no sleep. Many Podcasts, novel chapters, and failed attempts at sleeping later, we touched down in San Francisco. Tired, but determined to make the most of the day, we started with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, followed by a walk around Union Square which included a visit to the new Apple Store. Then the walk to Moscone began. It was exciting to see the building, albeit only from the outside and mere hours before the Apple logo decoration on the outside began to go up. All the same, it was cool to see. Looking forward to attending the conference there from Tuesday onwards.
This was followed by a walk down past AT&T park - home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, then a walk up past Bay Bridge, through Chinatown and back to the hotel. It is currently 5:51pm local time as I write this and it’s now time to get some sleep. (Finally!)
A weird observation about San Francisco: It’s pleasantly surprising to see the number of technology related billboard advertisements. It just isn’t that frequent to see a tech company advertising any product in Sydney, let alone on a standing billboard or the side of a bus.
Tomorrow’s agenda: Be as touristy as humanly possible, including Lombard Street, Fishermans Wharf, Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge etc. Will keep you posted!