Thursday, December 8, 2011

Around the World: Leaving Toronto

December 8, 1991

The plane's take off was smooth, but the surge and sound of the revving engines as it raced down the runway felt like riding a rocket. Quickly through the low cloud cover, leaving the rain below me, and finally... sunshine!

Canadian Airlines 737 
By: caribb (2733037757) from flickriver

Through breaks in the clouds, I can see the etchings of cities carved into the ground below. I'm taking advantage of the airline's hospitality service, enjoying a beer with lunch, followed by Bailey's in my coffee. The free headphones have died so for entertainment, I inspect the lavatory. A collection of sealed plastic sticks says "Impregnated toothbrush" on the wrapper. Hmmmm.

Should be approaching the Rockies soon...


In San Francisco. Settled into the European Guest House at 8th & Mission Sts. It's comfortable here, tucked into my sleeping bag.  I'm making use of the jet lag by planning what sites to visit tomorrow.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
~Mark Twain