Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 9. Coasting to TWiT

So today’s big plan was the catching the recording of This Week in Tech (TWiT) at the Brickhouse. Since the show didn’t start until 3pm, I had the morning and early afternoon to kill. What to do?

California Coast

Well, was going to tour wineries, however, I decided highway 1 along the coast would be better so instead of east, I took off west. Good choice! The scenery was incredible and made me realized how much I had enjoyed the Oregon coast the previous spring. After some pictures and a stroll on the beach, it was time to head to the Brickhouse.
I arrived at the Brickhouse at 2pm just as Leo finished his Tech Guy radio show. In studio he had some Mac and Java developers who were in town for a conference. After the show, Leo took all of us on a tour of the whole facility including the basement which houses the server farm. What a sight!

The set of TWiT

After the tour, it was time to get ready for the show. Leo would be joined by Patrick Norton and the Grumpy Man himself, John Dvorak! Once the show started, the small audience was either blogging about the show or taking pictures, or laughing! Overall a great experience. If you’re a geek, put this place on your bucket list! It’s worth it!
Tomorrow is a travel day. Petaluma to Tonopah NV. This route will take me through Yosemite park. I don’t know what I’ll get for pictures, but the camera will be ready.
So, stay tuned……..

The following is some video of the show shot on the 7D.