I do hope Vlad and all those who were affected by Super Storm Sandy are recovering and doing well. Living in Western Canada, all we get to see is the HLN news coverage and pictures. Best wishes to all.
This is a trip I did with my daughter in October. We had a beautiful VFR window on the way down to San Francisco and returning home. The trip took exactly 6 hours flying time going and the same coming.
On the way down we cleared customs in Spokane and topped off the tanks. Then a straight run to Klamath Falls for lunch and fuel. After that we made another straight run to San Francisco. On the advice of several VAF'ers, I landed at Hayward across the bay from San Fran. The BART train took us to our hotel. You'll see the fun we had
Returning home we took a slightly different route. Because of active MOA's etc... we left Hayward and made a 3 hour run to a place called Grant County Regional Airport in John Day, Oregon. A beautifully renovated FBO with a courtesy car too. From there we made our final leg of 2.9 hours to Springbank, Alberta to clear Canadian Customs.
My co-pilot slept most of the way, which I prefer. She isn't really a fan of the "70's on 7" on the XM radio
Hope you enjoy the video.