Across to CaliforniaOctober 29 in the United States
Up at 5am, dropped off the car and headed to the airport. Checked in with no dramas, and our flight was on time. All good. Flew cross-country with Alaska which are actually a proper airline, so we had reasonable seats and an actual meal! Schnitzel behaved himself this time except for one time when a little girl ran down the aisle and he barked at her. We were also the luckiest people on the plane! It was a full flight so we had a person next to us, but as soon as the seatbelt sign went off she spoke to a stewardess and moved up to first class, meaning we had a spare seat! Score.
Landed in California where it was thankfully much warmer than the north-east. Picked up our car for the next six weeks and hit the freeway. First stop was lunch at In-N-Out Burger which I'd rank below Five Guys but above Shake Shack. A couple more hours of freeway driving across LA and out into the desert where we arrived at Palm Springs. This is basically a retirement city for California's gay population, though we only worked that out after retiring.
Quite a pleasant town and we had a nice meal on the main street in the evening air. Though I ordered the "appetiser" size of nachos which turned out to be a baking tray sized serve, about two inches high. I spent the next couple of days digesting it.Read more