My actual conference was boring. When I first arrived the room was full and people were standing in the back so I found a comfy spot against the wall in the back corner and made myself at home. It turned out to be awesome! I had room to stretch my legs and switch sitting positions and even a plug to charge my phone!
I attended all the morning classes then I ventured out for lunch followed by a trip to the San Diego zoo. I was running later than expected so I just grabbed drive through on the way. Since I was on hold with Hornblower Cruises trying to book a bay cruise tour. I stopped at the ticket booth between the airport and the conference but they were not in yet. I eventually gave up after listening to hold music for about 30 minutes and just went into the zoo.
The San Diego Zoo Although big, is still a zoo. It’s also very hilly. I was not prepared for all those hills. The cool thing is they have an app with a map to guide you to where you want to go, *note* on the top there is two options “walking” and “accessible” some areas have stairs and some the incline is too steep for wheelchairs/scooters. If you want the walking rote double check that when you pull your phone back out of your pocket that you did not accidentally hit the accessible route or you could find yourself wandering in circles and wondering why you are back at the hippos, again and again and again. This little setback made me run later than expected so I skipped the other museums in Balboa Park that I intended on visiting, stopped at a grocery store to pick up some snacks and checked into my room where I took a shower, put on my pjs and binge watched Netflix on my iPad the rest of the evening.