Travel Begins

And we’re off! I’m safely through bag drop and TSA for the first leg of my trip, San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Sydney, Australia (SYD).

I’ll then fly from SYD to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL), clear customs, and then fly from AKL to Christchurch, NZ (CHC).

My first flight departs Friday at 10:55pm Pacific time, and my final flight into Christchurch lands Sunday at 7:25pm New Zealand time.

Considering the 19-hour time difference, that’s 25 hours and 30 minutes of travel.

For now, I am grateful for the nice outdoor patio at SFO. This gives me a few safe maskless hours outside, before I again don an N95 for the long journey ahead.

SFO Outdoor Patio Sunset A beautiful sunset from the outdoor patio in the international terminal at SFO.