Saturday, June 21, 2008

2008 Taste of Howell Mountain

I am headed to the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena this afternoon for a wine and food tasting and a silent/live auction: 2008 Taste of Howell Mountain. Pics and an update later!

[Update: won two silent auctions! Not even close on the live auctions, though. Are top bids (what we would pay for) were often at or below the starting bid. Pics will have to wait as I dropped my camera into some water.]

[Update 2: camera was saved after weeks of desiccating in the refrigerator. Here they are!]

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My longest international flights

I made a long international trip a couple of weeks ago (Italy!), so thought I would list my longest international flights. The best website I could find is Web|Flyer's MileMaker Mileage Calculator. (Please let me know if there is a better site.)

Here they are (apologies to those who prefer to use kilometers!):
  1. 5680 miles: San Francisco - Frankfurt, Germany
  2. 5620 miles: San Francisco - Seoul, Korea
  3. 5520 miles: Los Angeles - Nadi, Fiji
  4. 5110 miles: San Francisco - Tokyo, Japan
  5. 4760 miles: New York - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  6. 4080 miles: Miami - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. 3210 miles: Miami - Santa Cruz, Bolivia
In September, I will likely be going to South Africa...and if I get the DC to Cape Town leg...that will be 7930 miles! The big daddy of them all is Newark to Singapore: 9520 miles!

What is your longest flight?