Thursday, June 8, 2017

Checking In at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree - Thursday 8 June

Linda and I arrived in Burbank this evening.  We stayed Wednesday night with our daughter and her family, and witnessed granddaughter Lauren act, sing and dance in the play Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).

After breakfast and after watching the James Comey show on TV, we left Huntington Beach for the short 50 mile drive to Burbank.  Traffic was not too bad, a little slow-and-go at times, but thnat's expected for L.A.  We checked into our Glen Capri hotel in Glandale around noon and had lunch at the local El Pollo Loco.  Then it was back to the hotle to work on the computer, watch baseball on TV, and take naps.

While on the computer, I used Google Maps to find restaurants in the area and browsed menus searching for some places that Linda can eat without having soy, parmesan or mushrooms (and other things too).  We decided on Lancers Restaurant on Victory Blvd. in Burbank and had a nice meal for a reasonable price.  Big menu, enough food, and they were very solicitous of Linda's allergies.

With dinner a success, we drove over to the Marriott to check out the way there, and to see if anyone we knew were there yet.  Well, yeah.  Drew Smith, George Morgan, Michael Lacopo and Colleen Greene, with several other folks I don't know, were in the waiting room so we sat and talked for awhile.  Then CVGS members Ceasar and Ana Castro came out of the restaurant and we talked, and introduced them to Colleen.  The group was called for dinner, so we wandered a bit more.

It was an easy ride back to the hotel in Glendale and I've already corrected the erros in the June newsletter for CVGS (thanks Karen!) and wrote this blog post.

We will try to be at the Marriott by 9 a.m. on Friday morning so we can enjoy the Genealogy Jamboree to its fullest.  I will try to blog with some photos every evening.  There will be a blog compendium starting Friday morning - I hope attendees will blog their experiences and photographs and social stories every day, and afterward.


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