It's been a long road leading up to this years trip. We "officially" booked the trip in February but the plan was been brewing since sailing through the Suez Canal on our "Royal Voyage." Since booking the trip we have finessed the trip while keeping the overarching trip exactly what we booked. We've changed some hotels, moved around some tours, but for the most part our trip at the time of this writing is 95-98% set.
This is my first foray into Philip K. Dick, a prolific author that I've always wanted to read but never knew where to join the fray. For the GamersRead book club the latest pick was A Scanner Darkly. I remember vaguely the trailers for the 2006 movie which had big stars and a different art style but that's all I knew about it going in.
It's probably no surprise to any one that knows me that I love HBO's Silicon Valley. I'm someone that will sit down and watch not only Apple but Google, Microsoft and Tesla press conferences when they announce new products. I love watching tech moguls like Tim Cook, Elon Musk and the like do interviews and learn more about their roads to where they are now. But what I love even more about the tech industry now is that every day there's a new app or piece of hardware that may change the world. In a nutshell Silicon Valley is a comedic look at the amazing, weird, and often nonsensical world of tech.
I don’t always write-up a final recap of a trip. A lot of times we take three-week trips so writing a post on three weeks without making it the length of a Game of Thrones novel can be difficult. I also worry about making it derivative of what I’ve already wrote in my daily recaps. But I feel so compelled to write one final post on what was an incredible trip to Paris, that I’ve decided to give it a go. It all began almost a week ago when Jenn handed me a cup of coffee in a Starbucks Paris mug that then proclaimed a surprise that Jenn has been working on for most of the year. And even if I may have spilled a lot of that coffee on the couch seconds after it was handed to me it’s a moment I’ll never forget.
How did we get here already? It feels like just yesterday I was sitting aboard a plane writing about the start of this magical surprise trip to Paris. Well now five days later I’m sitting on an airplane flying back to Los Angeles at the end of what has been a dream week. But before we get to the end, lets talk about our last full day in Paris.