San Diego, California
Few things are as exciting as a group of copyright experts getting together to debate obscure points of copyright law and policy. Could anything in Aspen possibly compete with thrills of that kind? No way!
So in early February we set off for Rancho Bernardo, just north of San Diego, to attend the mid-winter meeting of the Copyright Society of the USA.
On Friday afternoon the members of the conference were herded off by bus to explore the
2,000 acres of the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Which felt rather like a quick trip to Africa.
Late Saturday afternoon after the day's meetings ended we drove across to Del Mar
with Dean for a stroll through town and along the beach. Where we were nearly run
over by Amtrack's fast-moving coast-hugging Surfliner express train.
Dean had to head back north towards Los Angeles for a dinner, but Katherine & Scott
continued south along the coast to Torrey Pines to watch the red ball sun slip down
off the edge of the Pacific Ocean:
Sunday morning the meetings were over. The hot dry Santa Ana winds were blowing
in off the high desert, so we put down the roof on the car and made our way under the
warm February sun over to Coronado Island to stroll the village, to visit the Hotel del
Coronado (featured in Some Like it Hot, The Stuntman, and many other films), and to
spend some more time at the beach before heading home.
Oh, in case you're curious: Yes, we really did attend the working sessions of the conference.
Here are some photos to prove it:
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