January 26th, 2018

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Over the Mountains to San Jose

Late this morning the last of the chain controls lifted from I-80, and as soon as we could after lunch (which turned out to be 12:30 due to unwanted delays) we set out for the Bay Area. Caltrans had done a fine job of clearing the roads. As we headed over, crews were cutting back the snowbanks. We were at the speed limit most of the way over the top. We stopped in Tracy for dinner (because we wouldn't be able to get to San Jose in time to go out to dinner with the folks who had arrived at the San Jose Worldcon division heads meeting weekend earlier).

We parked in the Convention Center parking garage, which is $20/day, but does allow 24 hour/day parking. We checked in to the Marriott and were able to get a room on the same floor as the "con suite" for our meeting weekend. Kuma Bear liked our hotel room.

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Tomorrow we have a full day of meetings with various Worldcon 76 committee members. Saturday is the only full day we all have, so we have to make the most of it.

I've taken pictures of the Marriott hotel room where we're staying this weekend. I'll post the pictures later so people who have rooms here during Worldcon 76 have a better idea of how the room is arranged. Our reservation during Worldcon is at the Hilton at the other end of the convention center. I've never stayed there that I recall. We hope that sometime we'll be able to stay the night there between now and August.