jamie goode's wine blog: Off to Oregon, after some petrol-heading

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Off to Oregon, after some petrol-heading

Off to Oregon in a few hours for the Pinot Noir celebration. Flight leaves at 0630.

Spent today taking the boys to the London motorshow, held at Excel in the Docklands (pictured). It was a fun day, with lots of very fast and expensive cars to ogle. I do have a sense of guilt, though, when I realize how much fuel these cars burn (and their corresponding emissions). Even if I had a bit more money, would I feel free to indulge my motoring fantasies? One of these is to own an old Land Rover. But the fuel consumption of one of these is enormous. My sons are more into Hummers, Maseratis and Aston Martins.


At 10:44 AM, Anonymous steve said...

Isn't your conscience stirred more by the idea of flying halfway across the world to visit an agricultural show? Even the most inefficient car can't compare to the wastefulness of flying long haul. I know everyone does it from time to time, myself included, but you seem to fly all the time for no great reason. You must have an incredible tolerance for being bullied, hectored and generally treated like a crated veal calf. No wonder you drink.

At 12:37 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

I suppose that's a fair comment, although I would dispute the 'for no great reason' line - I need to do it for my job.

And my last three long haul trips have been surprisingly comfortable.


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