A Tale of Time Zones


Hello again, long lost blog reader(s?) – and greetings from the oneworld lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.  I’ve just completed a 15-night trek through the Western US, visiting five transit agencies in nine working days, with a short San Francisco weekend in the middle and a great family stop in Greater LA at the end.  The highlight of the trip had to be meeting our new nephew – so new that when I met him Friday his age in days was less than the number of time zones away from home!

I’ve only got a few minutes before boarding, but I wanted to send a quick update.  My colleague and I started by flying to Las Vegas on the party flight from Gatwick Airport, amid groups of stag/hen do groups (sorry, that’s bachelor/bachelorrette party groups).  We had a good evening in Vegas before heading north into less sinful territory.

First business stop: Salt Lake City.  The mountain views were great, and reminded me of Denver - as did the high and dry atmosphere!

First business stop: Salt Lake City. The mountain views were great, and reminded me of Denver – as did the high and dry atmosphere!

As Las Vegas is in Pacific Time, we flew to -8 from London, before having the clocks “spring forward” on us overnight and then flying an hour back east to Mountain Time.  After a good couple of days, including a Utah Jazz game, we headed back to Pacific Time in Spokane, Washington.  Pictures of the famous falls there to follow…

Now, after 12 days in Pacific Time, I’m heading back home, (currently) 7 hours to the east but also about 75 degrees F colder – but back to the warmth of home, where a beautiful wife and two snuggly kitties will be very welcome signs of home.

I hope everyone out there is well and easing into 2013, which is almost 25% over already.  Now we must turn out attention to finalizing plans for South America, as departure is now less than a month away.  Cheers!

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