A very early morning start, we set off to London at 4am, I managed to get 2 hours sleep, Sangeet did not sleep!
We parked the car at my brother in laws house. It was good to see everybody especially my niece who for the first time I saw awake from a nights sleep. She does a full stretch lifts her head, has a look at who is in the room then has a snooze! Btw she is two years old.
Randeep, my brother in-law drove us to Heathrow airport, the United Airlines flight to San Francisco departs from terminal one.
Check in queues for the United Airlines flights were very long, I would advise checking in at least 2 hours prior to your flight. We checked in one and a half hours before the flight. Luckily a United Airlines staff member asked if anyone was checking in for the San Francisco flight, we were fast tracked through the queue.
Once through security we had a few minutes to browse the shops, where Sangeet purchased a scarf and rucksack.
The walk to gate 48 takes around 15 minutes.
Onboard the Boeing 747-400, the plane was looking a bit old and in need of a upgrade. I could not believe you do not get your own personal television, I thought that sharing a television between 100 other travellers was a thing of the past.
The food onboard was not the best, luckily mum had packed food for us.
After a rough flight, where I just could not sleep. We touched down at San Francisco. It is so funny , when one flies business class a ten hour flight seems like 5 hours, in economy class a ten hour flight feels like twenty hours!
At San Francisco
On arrival you go through the standard customs and baggage collection, the immigration officer was very chatty, which is unlike them….they usually do not say a thing.
We took the air train to the Hertz rental depot, picked up a rental and started the drive to Nevada City.
The traffic was heavy and it took us 4 hours where as with no traffic it would have taken 2.5 hours. I was shattered and very hungry, so we stopped off at the gas station for coffee and a bag of Funyuns. A fantastic combination.
Nearer to Shady Creek the drive was through amazing tall trees the views were breath taking….it perked me up, or was that the coffee?
The course we are attending is at:
Life-Force Formula Immersion Retreat
Wednesday June 5th– Sunday June 9th
Shady Creek Retreat Center
18601 Pathfinder Way
Life-Force Formula Immersion Retreat
Which was taught by Jai Dev Singh.
On our arrival we registered and the very kind lady offered us some amazing food.
Whilst eating we listened to a lecture by Jai Dev Singh
After a class and yoga, which unfortunately I missed as I was asleep in the class, we headed to our cabin.
I was exhausted, as soon as my head hit the bed I was out, I would have said pillow but we did not have one!!
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Wow you two do get around don’t you!
Share more pictures/stories please.
Btw have you ever been to Faro/the algrave? We will be going in July – any advise/tips
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Please give me a few days to get back to you on the Algarve.
Vegetarian restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Located in the town centre, this restaurant has a calm atmosphere with music at an unobtrusive level. Try the delicately spiced tofu dish with courgettes and squash, served with a salad or the vegan mango or chocolate mousse. Price: Moderate
Lacto, Buffet, Take-out
Travessa Da Mota, 10 (Rua Santo Antonio)
Open 12-3pm, closed Sun and Mon evenings.
Naturalmente is a friendly and simple place to enjoy vegan and vegetarian food, including vegan cakes. Offers fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Has a tea room. Self service for lunch. Price: Moderate
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, International, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out
R Jose Afonso, #62 R/C
Loule, Portugal 8100-592
Please do let me have your views on these restaurants.
It’s been a few days : )