Monday, November 20, 2006

Bay Area Road Trip

Well, this was about as spur-of-the-moment as you can get. One minute I'm cutting PVC in Mike's backyard, the next we're packing his R2 into the van and climbing in for a 438 mile/7 hour-15 minute road trip each way, all in about 24 hours.

We were hoping to join fellow R2 Builders Saturday evening in time for dinner with Don Bies, but alas, we were just a bit late. Still, there was time to clown around near midnight in the parking lot at the local Chevy's, in Novato, north of San Francisco.

Sunday we visited the new Lucasfilm headquarters at the Presidio in San Francisco. My brother Jonathan, who lives in nearby Berkeley, was able to join in the merriment. Michael McMaster's son Kory was our C-3PO, while Mike Senna's R2 completed the pose.

Mike and I headed back to Southern California in the late afternoon. By nightfall, very heavy fog set in, so I didn't get home until after 12:30am Monday morning (and then I stayed up and typed this!).

Just another crazy adventure in droid building (that has little to do with actual droid building).


Chris said...

hey victor. thanks for sharing. really good that you made the trip up. keep up the blogging as i check everyday ;)


Victor Franco said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for writing. I really enjoyed meeting you and the guys the other evening. I hope we can all meet again at C4, if not sooner. In the meantime, you can bet I'll keep updating the blog! :)


Kevin Allington said...

It was great to meet you Victor, work's been pretty full on since the trip and I have to come out again next week.

Hope to see you at Ed's gathering in the run up to C4.