Stanford hosted us at the lovely Stanford Terrace Inn; after dropping our bags, we headed our to look for lunch. The eating choices within an easy walking distancer were not overwhelming; we settled on a pizza place called Pie-ology (apparently, this is a national chain, but I had never heard of it), which made “custom pizzas” – an unlimited choice of toppings and flavorings can be chosen, with a small choice of sauces, then placed on a thin round of dough which is baked in a very hot oven and ready to eat in about five minutes. It was an interesting concept, and the toppings were a good assortment, but the dough itself baked so hard that it felt as if I were eating pizza on a matzoh. The Palo Alto branch does not “yet” have a liquor license.
We headed back to our motel to get a couple hours’ work in before we had to head off for my evening presentation. The Inn was a motel with a pair of lushly planted courtyards