Inexplicably, one of the people I was supposed to meet with wasn't there--she was up in Sacramento, from whence I came, at another meeting. That left me with a gap of a bit more than an hour between meetings. Awesome!
I met with the first person for a while, then drove over to the Kaiser hospital and visited the guy who does the gardening for our office building. He has some neurological issue and is in rehab there. I had never actually talked to him before, but I found him and told him we were all thinking about him and wished him a speedy recovery. He seemed pleased that we were thinking about him. That felt good.
After I saw him, I headed down to the shore trail near Mare Island and took some pictures.
There were a bunch of these guys hanging around, and one flying. I'm not sure what they are--maybe a hawk?* But they have kind of ugly faces, so maybe something else.
This guy was flying off in the distance, and then flew over and circled me for a bit before heading off to a bit part in the last image.
This is what kind of day it was. Perfect to be out enjoying it, far, far away from a cubicle.
I went back for my second meeting, then drove back to the office to give a presentation on what I've been doing with myself. I arrived about 4 minutes before my agenda time, which was about perfect. After I presented I went home. It was a good day! And I get to go back in a week or two to meet with the woman who wasn't there. Win!
*eta--I think it is a turkey vulture.