Arrived safe and well in San Francisco to blue skies and warm weather - makes a change from the wet and cold conditions we left the UK in.
At the moment it seems more like a holiday than an adventure as San Francisco is very easy-going - especially given the rather swanky hotel that Andy got a bargain price on. Haven't quite managed to adjust our body clocks yet to the time changes, so are waking up very early and getting tired at 7pm.
We didn't manage to get amongst the crowds here for Barack Obama's inauguration, but it was great to be a part of seeing him sworn in (or do we mean Dubya vacating?).
Have just cycled across the Golden Gate bridge and are in a library typing this in a small town in Marin county - getting the ferry back to San Francisco this afternoon.
Thanks for all the messages on the message board - will endeavour to get some replies back when in LA.