We’re in San Francisco, beginning our 2 month around the world adventure!
Since Cunard has a very formal dress code after 5 PM, lots of dresses, ties, shirts, and shoes were necessary.
The plan is to ship some of those clothes and suitcases back to Texas after the cruise and to take a one month tour of Australia and New Zealand. We will return to the Islands slowly, with a three day stop in Dubai and four days in New York City. We’ll celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary in NYC!
Yesterday, we had to be at the San Antonio airport by 6:30 AM, for our 8 AM Delta flight. We wanted lots of time to check in our four suitcases.
We did most of our packing after watching the Superbowl and we didn’t sleep much in Sunday night. So…
We had breakfast by 8 AM this morning in the hotel, the iconic Fairmont. There’s a 2 hour time difference from Texas – 4 hours from Virgin Gorda. It felt like our usual late brunch, instead if an 8 AM breakfast.
It turns out that this is the first day of the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Pig. There were firecrackers all night, at least till 1:30.
Happy New Year!