Took myself to the airport in LA very early Monday morning. This proved to be a good thing since my ticket wasn’t in the system. While this was sorted by Penguin in NY the hitherto empty airport miraculously filled – suddenly there were queues to the self check- in stations, queues to the baggage drop off, to the security baggage drop off, then one to the escalator leading to the human security check… Watched a young mother having to remove her absolutely flat sandals as well as her baby’s tiny shoes. I wonder what she might have potentially have hidden in those. Mindless security gives me no comfort. (I'm with you on that Linda, is there anywwhere else in the world as appalling as LAX?! I urge everyone to avoid it if they can. Bookman Beattie).
Arrived in San Francisco an hour late, but with time to spend before my evening event, cocktails, dinner and speech - a peculiar order, I thought – I would rather speak before I eat. Not to mention drink. But all went well.
Back at my hotel to pack, off to Seattle first thing tomorrow.