Yes I am actually typing this from a hotel in California. And yes it is hot and sunny here in Irvine. And no this won't be a very long entry.
After a day spent in automobile, plane, plane, train, train, train, train, train and automobile I am finally at my delightful airport-side hotel sadly, it's not the airport I flew into or am flying out of, but one can't have everything.
Right now I'm off to find a bar with a patio with a seat with my name on it. Wish me luck.