Thursday, 27 May 2010

40th: Day One - San Francisco

It seems like days ago that we left the Jurys Inn hotel in Heathrow where we stayed on Tuesday night, but we've made it to the USA!

The itinery for our holiday (to celebrate my 40th birthday) is as follows:

- 4 days in San Francisco
- Pick up convertable Mustang and take 2 days driving down Big Sur to Los Angeles
- 2/3 days in Los Angeles and a trip to Universal Studios
- Drive to Needles for 1 night
- Drive to Williams for 2 nights incluing a trip to the Grand Canyon
- Off to Las Vegas via Hoover Dam for 5 nights in Trump International luxury

The flight on the Virgin Atlantic Mustang Sally was fine and I actually watched 3 films during the 10.5 hours!  The cabin crew were a flying cliche - all were male, camp and very gay.

Apart from the crazy security demands when entering the USA, the place seems a little alien but welcoming all the same.  San Francisco looks amazing and I am looking forward to exploring the city.  I appreciate the groans from those who have visited, but we are staying down at Fishermans Wharf - the tourist mecca.

Who knows whether sleep will come after being awake for 24 hours...


  1. oh for god's sake, do you mean to tell me that you're THAT close to me! ugh..
    Have a great trip!

  2. That sounds like it will be a really nice trip!

  3. You'll have a great time, I've done a similar trip, awesome stuff.

  4. enjoy your amazing time in America.