I got a good feeling about Chaminade Conference Center before even setting eyes on the place. After a quick 45-minute drive from the San Jose airport, we turned off the busy streets and started climbing up the drive. I rolled down the window to gawk at eucalyptus trees that looked like something out of Dr. Seuss, and instantly was enveloped by a warm cloud of the spicy, scented air emanating from the grove. As we topped the hill on which the center sits, the low, mission-style buildings ...

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