Captain’s Log 5,810
Off to Los Angeles for the week. Long conference on how to run an automotive museum. I am taking my business manager and the president of the board. It will be good for the president to see how we run things as opposed to the more traditional museums. We are also a lot more successful than many of the other museums.
We will be staying (and conferencing) in the Fairfax/Wilshire neighborhood. It’s between downtown LA and Beverly Hills. Kinda trendy but still Los Angeles weird.
We are staying at the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel.
It’s as weird as it looks. The wake-up call is a rooster. Not a real rooster, but it sounds like a rooster when the phone rings.
We will be just across the street from the famous Farmer’s Market. It’s a great place to buy fresh food and enjoy an interesting meal too. I am excited about this. We have a free night tonight so we are going over to the market for some sort of Turkish egg thing fried in bread. I have no idea what it’s really called, but I will know it when I see it.
Dining at the market. I will be hunting for the Turkish egg thing.
Fruits and veggies – oh my!
I am most excited to hear our speaker on Tuesday. Nina Simon is the most amazing wizard of the museum visitor experience I have ever heard. She has inspired me to no end. I give her all the credit for infusing me with the balls to do the Steampunk exhibit two years ago. Can you infuse someone with balls? Maybe they need to be grafted? Either way, I did it and she was right. It set us apart BIG TIME not only among automotive museums but also among the other museums in Balboa Park. She is amazing.
Oh my gosh! She’s quirky too!