This time last week I was in the Cellarmaker having watched the Red Sox at Oakland earlier in the afternoon. That seems so, so long ago now! That aside, I am really pleased to be relaxing in the Clubhouse now. It would be a bit of an exaggeration to say it has been a stressful afternoon, but the closer I got to the airport the louder the call of home!
It hasn’t been a bad day though.
[Photos from today are now on Flickr for your viewing pleasure]
Greetings from sunny Fort Bragg, California, at the end of a very pleasant day on the road. I’ve not been here very long, just enough time to find a room, check-in and – of course – find a Starbucks. Lots of photos taken along the way, the best of which I will share with you – some here, and some on Flickr in due course. If you’ve looked at the second Wednesday page since this morning you’ll have seen that I’ve added a link to some photos from the day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djharrisx/sets/72157652809460415
Let me tell you about Thursday, so far….
[A selection of photos from today, and the rest of the trip, have been/will be posted on Flickr… ]
This is Part Two of Wednesday’s commentary. I recall that I was quite upbeat about the day when I was typing earlier. I am still just as happy with the day, though right from the outset I have to disclose that this narrative is supported by the ongoing consumption of some fine beer.
As ever, the details continue here…
Red Sox Win! Just for me! That’s the headline for Wednesday. It’s getting on for 5 o’clock as I begin to type this and so far it has been, as the title suggests, a pretty damn good day.
It was an early start, and if you’d like to hear why, please continue reading….
As I’m currently at 40,000 feet over Saskatchewan and about 2½ hours out from San Francisco, I reckon now is a good time to rabbit on a little a journey thus far. One thing I haven’t mentioned in my introduction is that this trip is “cashing-in” many years of Virgin Flying Club points, including a fair chunk amassed by my post-retirement round-the-world jaunt in 2013. Consequently the flight is Upper Class both ways. It is partly the reason for a relatively short stay in the US – I had to fit the availability of Reward Seats around the Red Sox schedule. The journey down to Heathrow was n First Class too, courtesy of a decent deal on an advance purchase ticket!
Anyway, the story of the day follows…