First post on the agenda, my mini-vacation to sunny San Diego, California.
I took a 'business' trip with my Dad so I could see what the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) convention was all about. I work for a marketing department right now, and I am taking a marketing class this semester. I am interested in taking a job within a marketing environment, so I wanted to check it out. Plus, who doesn't want to visit California in October?
Here are a few... okay, a lot of photos. And they were taken with my iPhone, so some of them aren't the best quality.
I had a layover in Dallas, where I met up with my Mom and Dad for lunch. We went to Hard Eight BBQ - I got ham, turkey, smoked corn, coleslaw, and apple cobbler- it was all delicious. Then Dad and I hopped on our plane and flew together to San Diego.
We went to the Pier Cafe for dinner on night one. It was also really gloomy, and slightly misty. I had fish and chips and tried some crab cake, too.
On morning one we walked down the bay front. There was some mini-festival and I got to hold some parrots! The big one was pretty heavy.
This is a view of the Midway, the aircraft carrier museum. As well as the creepy guy on the rocks who was just hanging out there - not fishing or anything...
There was also a Dick Blick store! For those who don't know, it's all art supplies. Like a department store full of art supplies. Heaven.
And last, but not least, the Gaslamp District. And our hotel in the background - the Hilton Bayfront. We spent a lot of time walking around here, and visited some restaurants and bars.
I had a great time, lots of fun with my Dad, and I learned that salesmen could care less about you if you aren't going to buy anything from them. : ) I had fun checking everything out, though.
It was a break I needed to refresh my mind for the rest of the semester. And at this point I only have 2 weeks of classes left. Ever. Wow.