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Day 29

To San Francisco

sunny 12 °C

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The day started as with so many recently and that was revolving around packing, but it was a very easy morning because I was with two great people who were just so supportive, and then it was off to the airport, which is quite special. It is different to any other Airport That I have been too in couple of areas in that there is often live music and this reflects that the city focus on the Arts and on the baggage carousel they have a few larger than life, very colourful guitars. Also; all the shopping and food outlets were started in Austin, so it is possibly the only airport in the world that does not have a Mc Donald’s outlet.
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It is just a commuter trip to San Francisco and so the plane was one of the smaller varieties with the smaller seats, and the guy next to me, whose wife and baby were at the front of the plane, had brought along his own food because this service did not provide anything. That’s OK, you might say but he had a big plastic bag with two full plates of food that he kept sharing with his wife and so there were regular trips to the other and of the plane. Now a few snacks is Ok but this guy had a full three course meal that was quite aromatic and when he swapped it his wife it was a Roast Pork dinner with gravy and the works. I had to chuckle to myself because at one stage it was nearly in my lap. Some people do things very differently.

I arrived at San Fran and they had a very efficient series of Hotel Shuttle services and so I arrived at the Holiday Inn Express in Burlinghame, just south of the Airport. The last time I was here was with my good friend Steve, and there was a little Jazz band playing as we arrived at the market in the main street and it was playing San Francisco Bay Blues, which I was tremendously impressed with. So it just goes to show many people have strange quirks with their eating and sometimes I have some strange quirks in what impresses me. We really are all the same.

After I unpacked ready to get ready for my trip back to Hong Kong, I went next door to Max’s for something to eat. It was a nice place with a good atmosphere, I had a steak that was really nice and they had some live music with a guy playing the piano and another guy who sang with him for a couple of numbers, but they were really good and just finished the day off nicely.
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Posted by Fletch1 21:49 Archived in USA

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