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May 1, 2018 -- Travel Day

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San Francisco Fly-over

San Francisco Fly-over

Up at the usual time to finish packing. I had forgotten the itineraries for inside our suitcases so used our printer as a copier to make them. Fed Mimi and put out her cat food for the sitters then killed time until 9:30. Left for Sabores del Sur restaurant in Walnut Creek to meet Peg. Used Google on my phone to find it. She was waiting for us there so we ordered and then opened birthday and Mother’s Day gifts before our lunches arrived. Peg said her empanada was good but our pork lomitos were pretty mediocre. We each ate half and gave up. Next time we’ll find another restaurant.

Peg drove us to BART and she took our car while Ed and I took the escalator up to catch our train to the airport. An hour later we arrived at the San Francisco International Airport. We found Virgin Atlantic and discovered I couldn’t open our boarding passes on my phone. Had no trouble with Air France last September. Fortunately, I had printed them too so we left our bags and headed for “Priority” Security. Typical fiasco . . . shoes off, coats off, dump everything in bins and naturally even though I didn’t set off any alarms, I was pulled for a pat-down and my hands were swabbed with something icky. Dumb! We finally pulled ourselves together and walked to the gate where I signed into SFO free wifi and pulled up our now-redundant boarding passes. At Air France both passes pop right up and you can swipe from one to the other. Virgin Atlantic hasn’t quite got it figured out yet. I’m now charging my phone and put in Ed’s SIM card for Europe . . . and we wait.

Posted by Beausoleil 10:27 Archived in USA Tagged airport sfo bart

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