A morning of leisure awaited us when we woke. Really comfy bed, a refrigerator full of breakfast, a pot of coffee…decadence surrounded us.

(The secret to happiness is being easily impressed. I’m the happiest person you know.)

I didn’t have to be anywhere until noon, so I lounged around in my bathrobe (the secret to happy traveling is to take your comfy bathrobe with you), ate the yummy eggs Dad, Interrupted made for me, drank a bunch of coffee and finally toddled/ubered off to a work-related lunch at a lovely restaurant in downtown San Jose.

A few hours later, stuffed with trout and sorbet and ideas about how to make my own Presenter reports, I ubered back to Dad, Interrupted, scooped him up and ubered some more to visit The Nerdiest Place On Earth. I’m not going to mention it by name, but let’s see if you can figure it out for yourself.


When you’re waiting for your tour guide and you’re pretty sure you’ve found the mother ship.

It’s a big place. I did not take the following picture, but I saw this very thing with my own eyes:

Day 2 Silver Android

There are many, many Androids running around this place. 

Day 2 dinosaur

They have dinosaurs.

Day 2 candy

They have candy, too.

Day 2 gift shop

And they have a gift shop at the end of the ride.

The most difficult thing about the two-hour tour was restraining myself from going all fangirl and embarrassing our gracious guide. I won’t embarrass him now and show you the picture of the hardware in the bathroom.

Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. The toilet seats are heated. The diligence shown in everything this company creates extends even into the loo. That’s all I’m saying.

Day 2 just got better as Daughter, Interrupted showed up and whisked us away to see the Grand Dog.

Day 2 A dog and his granddad

A dog and his granddad.

And then we wound up at a place called Dishdash, which is just simply amazing. I couldn’t eat it all, but I stuffed myself and my doggie bag into yet another Uber or Lyft or something and got home and promptly fell asleep in my comfy bed, dreaming of Lollipops and Oreos and KitKats.

Day 3: we get more tours, which is a lot more fun than you might suspect.