California

Back home in sunny foggy Santa Barbara now.  Arrived around midnight Tuesday night after an uneventful, but long day of travel.  For some reason while flying, I always get stuck next to the person with some awful cough.  The 11 hour flight from Munich to San Francisco was no different, with the guy sitting across the isle from me with a horrible cough at a regular 2-3 minute interval.   Anyone have any suggestions on what strange disease I should go get tested for?

Flew into San Franscisco International airport, which I greatly prefer to the mess of chaos and disorder which they call LAX (Los Angeles International), especially when flying in from abroad.  Arriving around 7:00pm, the airport was a near ghost town.  No lines for Immigration/Passport control, customs, baggage transfer, or security screening.  Actually seemed more like some small regional airport it was so empty.  I then had about 3 hours of boredom till the quick hop down to SB.