I'm back from the San Diego NABC. It was a terrific bridge tournament: The playing site was great, the weather was great, the attendance was great and the entertainment was great.
I flew there on Thanksgiving Day. I've traveled on that day before and usually there aren't many travelers. This time the Memphis airport was busy. I figured I'd see some people I knew on the plane. I set the over/under at three. Wrong. I noticed seven, and the plane was packed, so there might have been others I didn't spot.
Most mornings, I made a short walk to Seaport Village. It's a collection of shops and eating places on the San Diego Bay -- an excellent place to eat breakfast outdoors. In the evening, I usually went to the Gaslamp District on 4th Street. I ate a variety of cuisine -- Indian, Mexican, etc. My favorite meal was at a place called Dobson's -- I had sea bass and mussels souffle.
I met several bloggers, but unfortunately there were some whom I missed. I will post about that tomorrow
Seen on a tee shirt:
Rock and roll . . .
Life is good
Here's a shot of one of the ballrooms where bridge was played. I took it two hours before game-time. There were 14 rows of tables by 24 rows. At four players per table, that makes 1344 of them, if my math is right. This was only one of four ballrooms. This tournament was well-attended.
Image by MOJO and taken with my Canon.