And Next, Canary Islands (I hope…)

After a perfect New England fall weekend visiting with my brother and family, the international part of this journey has begun. Departed what still feels like tonight but is now last night (or so say the bright blue skies of nearly 9 am Frankfurt), despite an ominous warning on my screenDSCF0354 copy:




Splurging this trip with mostly business (and one first) class flights. As United almost never upgrades internationally anymore (got very lucky a few times in the distant past), this was my first time with the flat seats and generally snazzier business class ‘experience’. In addition, the flight was on Lufthansa, with very kind and professional staff. So even more to make it better than my typical United flight.

Snazzy business class, Lufthansa 747-800

Snazzy business class, Lufthansa 747-800





Eating wasn’t bad either with plates like this:

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The first time in perhaps forever that I didn’t want to dash off the plane as soon as we landed. However, now time to leave this and go see why Aer Lingus seems to not recognize my reservation. Hopefully avoid being stranded in Dublin while Tenerife awaits!


ps: I promise to figure out image placement!

Beautiful Portland Departure

So the Sojourn Has Begun

The round the world and then some journey has begun. Currently sitting in Washington Dulles with at least 5 flights being announced, my flight delayed, but no, not rethinking the wisdom of the trip. Oh, this trip, realize now I haven’t yet written about it. Will post a full description of it soon, but not while being buffeted by United flight announcements.

Despite the best of intentions, my bags are too heavy… But I do have just a wheelie carry on and a messenger bag for the 3+ months ahead. First stop (once/if I get out of Dulles) is Marblehead Mass and my ‘little’ brother and his family. Connect with my fabulous fantastic, but most unfortunately sick, niece and nephew. Eat seafood and drink great white wine with my gorgeous sister-in-law. And get a crash course on my new Fuji x10 from said brother, professional photographer, here’s his great photography site.

So come on United, let’s go to Boston!