My first visit to Hospice du Rhone has been weeks in the planning, plans gelled only in past few days.
My Virgin America flight scheduled to depart at 7:30 PM (and others from other airlines I am sure) taxied and taxied and finally took off at 1:30 PM.
Blame it on the weather with stormy weather pounding the East Coast.
Problem is the car that was going to take me to Paso Robles for event had to leave with the 2 French guests of event who had a meeting there.
One thing that works perfectly today is Gogo Flight Internet on the plane.
I really needed it. After the experience, I could become their brand ambassadeur,
It allowed to find out that finding a 1 way car rental is nearly impossible from San Francisco Airport.
I like trains but Amtrak is sold out for today and tomorrow all they offer is bus service between Oakland and San Jose for which you need to have a train segment of travel.
Buses, Greyhound does not leave until tomorrow and I would get there late.
Now in the air over Nevada on my way San Francisco, I received a message of hope from the West Coast head for Chateau de Brigue whose Taste Tube Rose Wine i reviewed the other day.
So clouds might be lifting on my day.
If things don't work out I will be heading back to the East Coast with a bohemian look.
My travails are not much in the grand scheme of things, no Tsunami here just a tired white middle class baby boomer guy caught off guard by the weather.
I will keep you updated.
Our current speed is 411 mph, 135 miles to go till San Francisco, Altitude 36200 feet, Temperature is 73 degrees Fahrenheit...All that overlaid on Google Map on screen in front of me.
I have to say the flight crew has done all they could to keep us comfy, kudos to them.
I am a guest of Virgin America on this trip, my first time using the airline.
I did not expect all this excitement.