"Airport in the Sky"
Glad you were able to make it to Catalina, especially w/ a local guide. That approach is... interesting if you don't know what to expect, especially the burbles at the approach.
As for the Miramar/Montgomery mixup, it's very common, usually corrected in time, and with no serious consequences. Had your destination been just a bit South, folks often mistake Gen. Rodriguez (Tijuana, Mexico) for the smallish Brown Field (US) with more significant consequences.
Glad all worked out well, and my offer of a pint of the world's best India Pale Ale still stands.
VAF dues paid though exempt
RV-9A sold (I miss that bird!)
RV10 sold (miss that one too!)
RV-14A build underway