May 2010 Newsletter
"The best laid plans o' mice and men gang oft a-gley" as the Scots would have it. Translated, that means that we found ourselves, along with many thousands of other travellers, stranded by the Iceland volcano. It could have been worse, we were stranded in a comfortable hotel in Anaheim, California, but what was originally intended as a 2 night stay turned into 5 nights.
Fortunately, we saw the way the wind was blowing (pun) as soon as we landed in LA and realised that the UK portion of our trip was defunct. Lots of time spent on the internet and several international phone calls allowed us to escape to Europe via Chicago and Madrid to ultimately end up in Venice, just a 90 minute train ride away from the Lelit factory in Brescia.
This newsletter has been assembled on the long plane ride home,so it might be just a bit rough around the edges, but below is a photo essay on the 2010 Anaheim SCAA conference.