Welcome to the Hotel California
Shortly after, I discovered that my Kindle was missing. GAH! I’d left it on the last plane. Even as I put it in the seat-pocket in front of me, I had thought “I’m going to be really tired when we get to San Francisco, I hope I don’t forget it,” but that wasn’t enough to jolt my memory as we got off the plane. In hindsight, I should have said it to the others, but I didn’t. Damn, I though, I’ll have to ring United Airways asap, and we’ll have to make a run to the airport to collect it – I was quite certain someone would have handed it in.
I was surprised to see sixty emails in my inbox when I got up a while later. It turned out they were mostly from Amazon, telling me about the purchases I had been making since the night before. Aaargh. So much for getting my Kindle back!
A quick phone call to Visa to report the fraud, and a simultaneous internet chat with Amazon later, and it was all sorted. Unfortunately, my card has been cancelled, which is a nuisance, but Amazon were very efficient and said they would cancel and refund all the purchases. It’s been a bit of bother, but not the end of the world!
We did very little on our first day, we had a short walk in the morning and a brief trip to an outlet mall in the afternoon.
I was surprised to see that it’s still autumn here! There’s quite a few red-gold trees around, amongst all the evergreens and Christmas decorations.
These two strange men got in the way as I took this photo!