Setting Off

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!

Virgin departure


Anyway, the story of the day follows…


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Kid In a Candy Shop

I’d no sooner updated the list of beers drunk, confident in the thought that there’d be nothing new today, than I’ve been proved wrong by this exceptional (and FREE) selection in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Logan. Apparently the manager here is a craft beer enthusiast, and has exercised his power to stock the fridge with a carefully chosen selection…

VS Clubhouse Beer

First, a few words about the (half) day so far…

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