My family lives on the west coast of the US so it’s much easier for us to go to them, especially now that they have little kids. It’s a long trip. Thursday we took the bus from David to Panama City and stayed in a hostel near the airport. Friday was the flights from Panama City to San Francisco where my daughter picked us up, and then we drove to Santa Rosa.
It was a beautiful morning. As we flew north over the Caribbean the scenery and clouds were really beautiful.
Our flight path took us over Cuba. Here are a few pictures I snapped as we passed over.
Later we made our way up the east coast of Florida
Finally we landed in Atlanta! We had a layover of more than three hours which I thought was good because we had to clear customs. It went very fast though. There was no waiting at the machines where you scan your passport and answer a few questions. There was a short line to turn in the printout and get passports stamped, and no wait to pick up luggage. We quickly made it through the next checkpoint, dropped off our luggage again, and cleared the security check. Then it was a tram ride and we were in the correct concourse for our next flight.
Delta’s idea if breakfast was a bit lacking- a cold meat and cheese sandwich and a snickers bar, so we were ready for some lunch. We had a great burger and chicken sandwich at Boardwalk Burgers, and enjoyed the jazz pianist at the nearby pizza restaurant.
The next flight to San Francisco was totally full and I was on the aisle, so I didn’t take any photos. I sat next to Megan, photo editor for Frommers travel books, really fun lady, and watched two movies so the flight went fast. We landed in a beautiful sunset and it was lovely coming into SFO.
It’s a bit of a drive to Santa Rosa but it was a beautiful evening. Amy was doing the driving so I could just enjoy.
Last but hardly least, we cross the Golden Gate Bridge.