Nuclear engineers are a small club. Our technical society, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) has two big meetings per year. The winter meeting is usually held in Washington DC, and the summer meeting is held at a variety of pretty nice places. Quite a few of them have been held in San Diego, which is one of my favorite places to go. We always get to stay in a nice hotel, so it is a treat for Denise and Max while I’m running to and from meetings. My airfare is paid by my company, and the hotel, this time the Town & Country Resort just east of downtown off I-8 makes for a great stepping off point for a great trip.