If you own a smartphone, there's always a service that tracks where you are, whether you like it or not. Privacy is a thing of the past, and that's why I don't bother trying to shut down all tracking. As a result, I can create these neat maps showing the different locations we've visited in the last two weeks. It's a pity that Google uses the European time, even after I switched the clock on my smart phone to Californian time.
Anyway, this is us flying to San Francisco:
We drove from SFO to Napa Valley. We stayed at the Silverado, but visited some Wineries between Napa and Saint-Helena.
The OSTT started the 12th, but the 12th started earlier in Europe, and that's why you see activity between Napa and Saint Helena ;-)
This is the second day at the Open Source Think Tank.
We had dinner in Saint-Helena on the 13th (the gala dinner organized by the OSTT) and we drove towards Mountain View on the 14th.
We stayed in the neighborhood of Mountain View and Palo Alto on Sunday.
We drove to Oracle on Monday morning.
And to Oakland on Monday evening (it was already Tuesday in Europe).
Plenty of activity in Mountain View and Palo Alto and a visit to the Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara:
After a stop in San Mateo, we arrived in San Francisco at noon:
And we returned to Mountain View in the afternoon (it was already the 20th in Europe). We deliberately chose a different road (not the 101) to avoid traffic and to enjoy the scenery. That's the advantage of getting to know Silicon Valley: little by little, you learn where to find the nicest places.
After our visit to Santa Clara on Friday, we drove to SFO on Saturday morning. In San Mateo, we decided to leave the 101 and we used smaller roads, driving through some really nice neighborhoods.
The final map shows a rainy trip back home: