It’s been just over a week since we left sunny Southern California and kicked off our Cube Odyssey. Three states, six cities, and 2,000 miles later, I figured it was time for a recap of all of the adventures (and mishaps) we’ve encountered along the way. Here’s my own take on the past week and some photos from my personal collection:
Northern California – Stanford & San Francisco
Our first stop on the Odyssey was the Cool Product Expo at Stanford University. We had nonstop crowds visiting our booth all day, which only means that the great minds of Silicon Valley clearly think alike. Unfortunately, Boris’s mind was elsewhere by the end of the day, as he ended up locking the chase car keys in the car. Luckily, he left the trunk open, so Adam dove right in (literally) and saved the day.
Our visit to San Francisco included stops at Singularity and Pier 3, where we met some of our favorite Cubies. Our first night in the Bay Area was also marked by a great dinner with Riley, followed by a torrential downpour we got caught in on the walk home. Bay life… go figure.
At the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, we got to meet a bunch of Cube enthusiasts who braved the 40 -degree-and-rainy weather for a visit with the Cubemobile. We also found the woman whom we believe to be the Cube’s #1 fan. You be the judge. That night, we rewarded ourselves with Portland’s finest delicacy– VooDoo doughnuts!
Our most recent stop in Seattle was marked by our first glimpse of the sun in days, the beginning of my obsession with the space needle, and my encounter with a stubborn dandelion. Much more importantly, we made a stop at the 3D Systems Seattle offices, where Nancy was nice enough to give us a grand tour of the on-site SLA printing lab. After, we got the chance to sight-see a bit and snap some great shots.
Until next week…