this is your mind, on california.
when you book a trip like this through airbrokers.com, they choose the cities and then you choose the "round-the-world" type package that you want.
the down-under far-east package had its departure/return point as san francisco. ..i didn't really want hang out in a city, but was forced (due to the cost of holiday flight) to stay here a couple of days in order to catch the el cheapo flight on thanksgiving day.
SFO-PVD at 0600 on 27 november arrives at 1735 e.s.t.
can't wait to get to rhode island for the family re-Union.
above : my view and room, at the green tortise hostel on broadway, in san francisco.
with a couple of days to kill in cali, i opted for:
* a napa valley & sonoma county winery tour
* a tour of the city (fisherman's warf, golden gate bridge, etc.)
* a trip to muir woods, to view the giant sequoia trees
posts to follow.