Trip Start Mar 10, 2011
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It's a strange feeling flying coast to coast in the states, 6 hours plus of land beneath you whilst you travel 500 miles an hour makes you realise how big the country is, and after visiting 20 states last year, how diverse a land is flying past. I hope to have the chance to see more of this country which really fascinates me, particularly now as the country holds it's republican primaries and with only 2 states decided and with the help of pretty much 24 hour news coverage it's amazing to think how many voices lie in the country and in what order those voices are heard. I really hope some kind of change happens in 2012 here (not Obamachange - real change - yes Barack to change things you actually have to make decisions) and I'll be following the primaries with interest - I think Romney really has something to offer.
Firstly a big thanks to Sue and Matt for putting up with us for a whole month colonising the apartment, eating all your spare food and overfeeding the cats (I'm a big softie for hungry animals, apparently an afternoon snack is not allowed). Boston was great and a good time for Anna to see everyone before we head to London (the long way of course!) and really nice for me to spend time with her lovely extended family and friends. We also had time to prepare for a completely different kind of trip, and are now headed west, home, and the first stop is San Francisco.
So, San Francisco has been great, and an interesting contrast to Boston, much (much!) warmer and a very cool city. We have done lots of things, seen (and driven over) the Golden Gate Bridge, been out to see the redwoods at Muir Woods, seen the sea lions at pier 39, Fishermans wharf, the financial district, china town, went for a drink in the Castro, Pizzaro exhibit, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Bi-Rite Creamery (thanks Oliver!) and many more. Ralph and Joelle have been brilliant, not only putting up us for 6 days but taking us out to see the city and making sure we don't miss anything. Highlights include a wonderful breakfast at the Cliff House one morning and lots of nice dinners together.
Tomorrow we are boarding our 13 hour flight for Seoul, South Korea where we have 2 weeks before jumping on the ferry to Japan, so there will be lots to write about I'm sure!