WWDC Road Trip, May 2002
All the Omni engineers attended Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in May of 2002, held in San Jose, California. Steve and I chose to drive there and back for a combination of reasons: increased airport security + expired ID, and simply the idea that a road trip would be fun.
We left Seattle on the Friday before the conference, hugged the Oregon coast, hit the redwood forests, and got to San Jose on Sunday in time for early registration.
On Friday after the conference ended, we headed towards Yosemite. We explored Yosemite Saturday and Sunday before heading back north on Sunday afternoon. On our way back to Seattle, we hit Crater Lake and Smith Rocks in Oregon (the former being mostly closed because there was still too much snow, and the latter being a happy find - we hadn't known about it beforehand), drove along the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side, stopped at Multnomah Falls and the neighboring Horsetail Falls, and headed for a southern viewpoint on Mt. St. Helens; that viewpoint turned out to be closed because of snow, so we settled for visiting the mineral springs and the entrance to the Ape Caves.