Friday, May 30, 2014

Doodle4Google California - First Day at Crash Pad

We arrived later in the afternoon at Palo Alto, California.  Google booked all the participants to stay in Sheraton Hotel, it is  near the huge Stanford University.  Upon arrival at the airport, someone with a Doodle4Google sign was waiting for us.  He drove us  to the hotel.  We registered at the reception area they call "Crash Pad".  
We were surprised to learned that all four of us can participate to the  events on the second day which was really nice of Google.  The luncheon was supposed to be attended by the participant and one adult only bu-t they let all the family members participate on it as well.
When we finished doing what we had to do at the registration, we checked in and put away our stuff in the room and came back down at the Crash Pad.
Refreshment and snacks were served as we get acquainted with the other participants and family members.
Here's the little miss painting the  state-carved wood with the other  older participants.
She was kind of timid at first but since the other participants are  very nice, she felt comfortable later on a blended right in.  
I am  so glad that we were able to afford to pay for me and my son's  travel as he enjoyed it as much as his sister did.
As a state winner, our daughter won a trip for two to California.  My husband said that we should all go so  our son could experience it too.  As much as I would like to object because of the expense, I went with my husband idea because I wanted to be there for our daughter as well.
She painted  her state with Rhododendron.
Please stay tuned for more exciting part of our trip.  I am still  feeling the jet lag and this is what I could post for now.  Thank you all for the support, for casting your vote for her Doodle.  We definitely had a great time out there in California.  Thanks Google for the awesome event!

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