Tomorrow, Friday - travel by train to Manchester Airport where I stay overnight

Saturday - flight to Chicago, then to Dallas/Fort Worth, then to Albuquerque.

Sunday - recover from jetlag, link up with friends arriving in the evening, travel to Santa Fe in hired car.

Monday - meet up with people I met some years ago at the Ring in Seattle, then to Strauss's Arabella.

Tuesday to Thursday: more operas - Rossini's Maometto II, Szymanowski's King Roger, plus exploring the area (I've never been to New Mexico before but my friends know all about it).

Friday - jetlagged back to York via Chicago and Manchester.

Should be interesting.