Wednesday was a very long day
Trip Start May 13, 2009
11Trip End May 31, 2009
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I chose to fly to the States on this occasion with V Australia, Virgin's new long haul International service. Very cleverly, I chose to pay slightly extra to fly Premium Economy - a choice I highly recommend! The seats are wider, with more leg room and greater recline; the service is great, with drinks pre take-off, pre dinner, with dinner, and, well, whenever you want from the open bar; and the Entertainment system is fabulous. I also appreciated the bottle of water and fantastic noise-reducing headphones. All of this made the long flight almost bearable (I'm not really a fan of long-haul flights - they really are just a necessary evil)
We headed directly to Tera's house in Pacifica, a little ocean-side city just south of San Francisco, where after a quick lunch, she kindly allowed me to crash out on her floor while she headed to work for the afternoon. Crazily, it was only 1pm on Wednesday still, yet over 20hrs since I left home the same Wednesday morning.
When Tera returned at 7pm, she was greeted by a happily dozing Allison, just waking up. Sitting up, I was amazed by the fact that there was still bright sunshine despite the time! We enjoyed drinks on Tera's patio as the sun slowly set over the ocean in the ensueing hour. There was a notable nip in the air, something I was to become familiar with! After an amazing dinner cooked on Tera's BBQ and some chatting, I happily returned to the land of nod for about another 13-14hrs of sleep - what a champion sleeper I am!! Well, it had been a VERY long day!