Ramblings of a Digital Educator

November 4, 2006

A fantastic first day!

Filed under: General Blogging — dtrask @ 4:40 am

At last I am back in my hotel room after wrapping up an exciting and very full first day. We spent most of the day holed up in a banquet room at a local waterfront restaurant working on the ideas for the future of LTSP and Edubuntu. We recapped where we are now and then began putting into motion the ideas for the future. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in a few short years….and it’s amazing what’s still to come. We got a lot done, but were periodically distracted by things happening in the bay…such as humongous ships coming into the harbor. At one point a Royal Canadian Naval vessel came in…that prompted Scotty (he’s from Winnipeg, Manitoba) to jump up and start taking pictures of one of “his vessels”. We had dinner at the world famous “Scoma’s” seafood restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf. I can see why it’s so famous. I’m not a big seafood fan, but I had fried calamari and a smoked salmon and rock shrimp fettucine…it was AWESOME! After dinner several of us decided to go for a walk around the area. Sightseeing at night is not optimal, but it’s better than nothing. We walked down the beach through Hyde Park….out onto the pier (we wanted to try and see the Golden Gate Bridge, but it was enshrouded in fog). We headed up the hill to Fort Mason park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge….we could make it out, but barely. I’m hoping to see it during the daylight tomorrow. While in the park we took a look at a map and figured “what the heck”….let’s go find Lombard St. (the “crookedest” road in SF)

What a hill! The crooked part is only a small part of it….the hike up the front was very challenging. The houses on that street were amazing….very interestingly built. I took some nighttime photos of the waterfront and our trek to Lombard St. and added them to the gallery…Click below. Tomorrow we finish up here with LTSP in San Francisco and head to Mountain View to start the Ubuntu Developers Summit….that’s when the real work begins.


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