When I come back from my trip from Los Angeles and the race track, it’s been very intense. It’s always important to follow up but still keep working on the ongoing projects. When it’s time for the weekend I had a great surprised/relaxed day around San Francisco just hanging out. Had a great lunch right next to the water in Sausalito, across of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was really a summer weather so ice cream was of course mandatory! We also met this random parrot on the street!? then went to the beach and an art museum, had a little more food and suddenly it’s late and dark outside. These relaxing, spontaneous days are just the best! On Sunday we went on a long hike and did some swimming!
I kept up the follow week with intense work and on Wednesday I met this man who was curious if I was from Scandinavia. I said –Yes, Sweden. He then told me he got invited to go to Sweden the end of this summer to visit the Koengsegg factory!! Very random and we had a long conversation about the supercar manufacture and everything else regarding Sweden! The other day I bought an audio book of Steve Jobs biography. I have been thinking of buying the book for a while but realize listen to it when I’m driving is much better than just listen to the radio. I do find it very interesting so far…!
Last week was pretty crazy. Beginning of the week was all about planning my 6 days trip to Los Angeles for the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach. I was there for a specific meeting. It’s my first time at Long Beach and also to an Indycar race. Long Beach is the American version of Monaco GP. I was really impressed about the whole event regarding the different series, being very fan friendly, the expo and of course the whole surrounding of a downtown street course race. I don’t think I’ve been to a racetrack where there is a swimming pool and palm trees right behind the hot pit!
My time off the track was spent with my friends who lives in the area, It’s always fun to catch up! One of the best part was the fast sightseeing tour on the classic twisted route on Mulholland Drive up north of downtown Los Angeles!!
After the wonderful day at the race track I changed back to my street clothes, jumped in my street car and drove up to Lake Tahoe! Because a ski weekend was planed with my good friends!! A great way to spend time with some friends I haven’t seen for at least four months! California is pretty amazing, drive a race car at one of the worlds finest race tracks and right around the corner is Napa Valley. 45min west is a beach and a big city, 90min northeast is a mountain range where you can ski, hike, camp etc. once again –Pretty amazing! And while up there we didn’t have much to complain about; walking distant to the gondola, amazing view from the top, nice weather, and most important of all -I didn’t brake any bones!! It’s kind of funny, I’m from Sweden but I cannot ski! (Somehow I still have a Swedish citizenship!!) But I picked it up pretty fast and still had a great time! Next week is lined up with good meetings and time at the race track!