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San Jose: Day 4

12 Aug

This post is especially for the car lovers who happen to read this blog. When you visit eBay Motors, you should expect to see some cars. And see some cars, I sure did! Pulling up Thursday morning to eBay headquarters, these little rides just happened to be sitting outside. Which one would you drive?

After exploring these cars, I headed to dinner at Chin Chin in Los Gatos, a suburb of San Jose. The hills were amazing on the drive to dinner, so I took a few photos.

And that’s life in a nutshell … take a moment to enjoy the beautiful views or amazing cars waiting for you to notice them.


San Jose: Day 3 Though 5

11 Aug

So, I’ve been working like a crazy woman, so I haven’t been able to post much. This is going to be short and sweet with a bunch of photos for you to enjoy! I’ve included photos of the basketball court and original SKYPE house that I wrote about on Day 2. You’ll also find a photo of Yankee Pier, the restaurant I ate at on Tuesday evening on Santana Row.

Santana Row is a wonderful shopping district, and the restaurant served fresh seafood. I got fish tacos, and they were so yummy.

On Thursday afternoon, I headed to the Winchester Mansion. This woman in the 1800’s built the most amazing mansion with 160 rooms including 40 bedrooms. She lived a very sad live … thinking ghosts were haunting her since her husband created the Winchester gun. So, this woman built a confusion home that made no sense at all (a door that leads to nothing, a cabinet that is four room longs, a room put together with glue) to confuse the ghosts. It was pretty amazing to see.

eBay Basketball Court

Original SKYPE House

Yankee Pier on Santana Row


Winchester Mansion

And that’s life in a nutshell … sometimes the craziness of life just doesn’t allow for creativity!


San Jose: Day 2

9 Aug

I’m actually writing this blog on Day 3 of my trip, but I’m here to talk about Day 2. I made it to the eBay offices! Yes, eBay really does have a real-life building that it calls home. In fact, it is more than a building. It is a series of buildings that are constructed like a college campus.

You’ll find a gym and a cafeteria, too. There are signs along the way pointing you to the correct building, which are each named after a shopping category. For Day 2, I was in the Hoops building. And it is called that because there is a HUGE basketball court right outside.

Right next to the basketball court is the SKYPE house, where SKYPE was founded. Now, it is an eBay property, but very cool!

I also headed to the eBay shop. eBay has a store dedicated to eBay. You can find eBay fans, eBay books, eBay coffee mugs and even eBay wrapping paper among other finds. I picked up a few things, which I’ll bring back with me to Tampa.

And that’s life in a nutshell … explore the eBay campus is a little like exploring a college campus for the first time … with a lot more colors!


San Jose: Day 1

7 Aug

This morning, way before the sun was up, PoppaNut drove me to the airport so I could head out to San Jose, CA for work. I’ll be out here for a week, and I’ll be sending you updates as much as I can.

It was very hard saying goodbye to PoppaNut. We haven’t spent more than three days apart since we first started dating. So a full week is going to be hard. I hid notes for PoppaNut to find while I’m gone. He got the first one this morning. I hid it in the tin-foil drawer, because I usually make chicken for PoppaNut’s lunch on Sundays, and I wrap the chicken in tin foil. So, I placed a note there so he would know I was thinking about it and missed him terribly.

And PoppaNut surprised me in return, with flowers sent to my hotel room. It was so sweet that I started crying! I have the best hubby in the whole world.

Once I got settled into my room, I ran outside and took a few photos. San Jose does have amazing weather. It is nice to walk outside and not start instantly sweating, something that happens in Florida all the time! And everyone seems to be enjoying the outdoors … walking around and biking and just hanging out. I hope you enjoy them!

Fairmont’s Gym
Fairmont’s Pool



Now, I’m going to relax and get unpacked. I’ve got a big week ahead of me, and I need all the rest I can get after eight hours of plane travel.

And that’s life in a nutshell … absence really does make the heart grow fonder with a week of travel, but I already knew I would be missing my Tampa life and my wonderful hubby before I even stepped on the plane. I love you, PoppaNut!



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