My whirlwind tour of four continents was over. After just under a month, it was time to head back to North America.
Next stop: San Diego, by way of L.A.
Bracing for another 12+ hour flight from Melbourne to L.A., decked out in comfy sponsor shirt.
… Crossing over the International Date Line. With — gulp — eight-plus hours still to go on this very cramped flight, where I almost did real damage to my neighbor and myself trying to retrieve my laptop from under my seat. I was beginning to understand the merits of paying the equivalent of a hefty down payment on a car for the privilege of flying business or first class.
Up next: Short commuter flight to San Diego for a few weeks, for some serious R&R.