I met Darren Myles (LHT) at Auckland and we were on the same flights. Got away on time (19:00 Friday NZ ) and had a good flight. Was not the Air NZ 777 but was a refit 747 so had the entertainment to help pass the time. I watched "The Fastest Indian" which was great and "War of the worlds" which thought was mediocre. I did lived in the Bose Headphones, they make such a difference would not fly without them. Only hassle was two attempts to land at SF due to only one runway being operational. The plane ahead was a bit slow clearing the runway so we went around again. Didn't see much due to low cloud. Getting thru San Fran was a breeze compared to LA last year. Although Thanksgiving weekend we were travelling on Friday when most were still recovering from their turkey dinner. Then was a direct flight to Orlando which was good as many the other Hubs were getting snow.
Arrived 20:00 Friday local so was awake about 29 hours.... In the shuttle was thinking glad I don't have a rental car as being half asleep, navigating, driving on the wrong side of the read would be tough. Then realised the shuttle driver was over the yellow line driving on the wrong side of the road as he was busy talking on the cellphone... We did make it
Spent Saturday exploring the World Of Disney, just the part outside the park is vast, but leaving the real thing inside the ticket area till after AU. Met Shaan (A'desk Beta) Hurley for lunch. Was good to see him again. Also caught up with Phil Read (Revit). Think he was a little surprised to see me and pleased to hear some of our buildings are being done by consultants using Revit.
The Dolphin Swan is nice, if odd architecture, and after a day or two you get used to gardens that play Disney theme music. Its a totally Disney'fied world in here!