I Visited the Mothership. (Really ths time!)
April 11, 2010 Filed in: Apple Stores
After years of wanting to blow mad cash at the Company Store, I finally got the chance to visit 1 Infinite Loop.
I was in San Diego for my brother’s wedding. So I took the opportunity to spend a day in Cupertino. I hopped on a flight up to San Francisco airport, rented a car, and rode down to Apple HQ.
It was quite the adventure. All that airport action and car renting/driving just to check out an Apple Store? It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. If anything just to say I was there. Now at least I can wear my “I Visited the Mothership” shirt with pride.
As an added treat, I saw Steve Jobs himself driving past the main entrance as I approached it. He stopped at the crosswalk and looked left, and then drove off. I looked him right in the face. It was totally him. It happened too fast for me to take a picture.
So here it it, 1 Infinite Loop, in all its glory:
Here’s a shot of me, kindly taken by the girl behind the counter.
Totally worth the $230 in airfare/rental just to check the place out and drop some cash on Apple schwag. You can’t get this stuff anywhere else. The crap on eBay are all knockoffs.
Like I said, it was an adventure; something to do on a day in California when my brother had to work, and the wife took the kids to the beach.
Here’s all the Apple goodies I bought. I wish they had some coffee mugs, but they were all sold out.
Yeh, now that’s what I’m talking about! What else would you put in a picture frame that has an Apple logo on it?