We've exchanged the cold European winter for the rainy Californian winter for a short time. The above is what we left behind at Frankfurt airport.
This is what we saw on descending into San Francisco airport.
And this is what we saw when jet lag woke us at dawn.
We've already seen family and friends, had spicy Chinese food, bagels and cream cheese, corned beef sandwiches, cheeseburgers and barbecued spareribs and managed to pick up a bad cough. More friends, Mexican food and recovery are coming soon.
It's not Paris, but it has its charms.
(Thanks to all of you who have already voted in the Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs 2010 by clicking on the VOTE FOR THIS BLOG button in the sidebar at the top right. There's still time to vote if you haven't yet, and to forward the link to everyone you're willing to annoy. Voting closes on February 14.)