I attended much of the conference, along with the other 25 or so husbands, surrounded by 5000 Mary Kay ladies. It was quite interesting and fun, but by Wednesday I was ready to trade my button downs back for my motorcycle gear.
I rode out of LA midday Wednesday, and headed for San Diego and a new rear tire. I had caught a nail in the tire the day before leaving and had plugged it. The plug was allowing the tire to go down slowly and I didn’t want to ride another 4000 miles on it. The guys at San Diego BMW were fast and professional. They charge full price for tires, but do the mount and balance for free, so I guess it works out. They had me out in no time and I headed to the Premier Inn ($39 per night) on I-8 for some sleep before a midnight departure. It was a decent motel, and there was a pretty good steak place 1 block away. I ate a prime rib and was in bed by 7:00.