BEST WESTERN Inn Santa Clara
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What an emotional day for all of us!
It started with breakfast at the hotel, loading all the boxes (see yesterday's entry) back into the SUV, and driving to SCU to unload and unpack.
We arrived at the Sobrato RLC (fancy name for "dorm") right on time, found a parking space, then greeted the students who immediately came to the car to help us unload. They put all of Morgan's stuff into ...
... and home to the Book of Kells. Tons of literature biggies reside from Dublin (Yeates, Shaw, Swift...), and there are statues all over commemorating their work. We had our last dinner at a place that Matt found that had "boxty" on the menu, which is a potato pancake/crepe type of thing. I've been wanting it since we got to Ireland, including corned beef and hash, and this was the only place we saw it on the menu. Corned beef was no place. At all. I was a bit ...
... both so polite and patient that the flight attendants raved about them and brought them extra TimTams (an Aussie cookie treat). I made friends with an Australian couple from Sydney who were outbound on their own month long adventure to Toronto, NYC, LA and then back to SFO. So fun to chat with them, it really passed the time for all of us. We checked in to the hotel and spent another beautiful afternoon as a family hanging around by the pool in the sun of ...
... already. Because of the whole hostile atmosphere, I didn't bother saying anything, just turned around and stood in the entrance to the concourse for a bit.
It was terrifying. Stressful isn't in it! It was like attending a bar brawl, where a football game had broken out in the background and no-one was taking any notice of it. Totally weird. A lot of people seemed to be drunk, or high...and there were a lot of kids about too.
I don't regret ...
... of wine. Our waiter, asking us the rookies of questions, did your want to keep this bag to take the rest of your wine home in? Yeah right kiddo! On our way home we stopped at Walgreens for more wine and some Ben and Jerrys ice cream and then went home, got changed and headed back out for round two to see Steve Aoiki at Ruby Skye and stopped past sliders again as well. On the way home, we stopped at loris diner and got Oreo milk shakes and a massive chocolate Sunday ...