So when I was going to California a few months ago, I decided to take pictures along the way at the different steps. It seemed like something fun to do, little did I know how long it would actually be. It's normally a 6 hour flight, but after everything was said and done, it turned out to be over 12 hours. I finally got around the getting them up and though I'd throw them up so i could relive my trip again. Lee R. by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr Our driver taking us from the car park to the airport, Lee. R. Detroit Metro by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr Just waiting around in the Dertroit Airport and saw these lights, the new part of the airport is pretty nice. Detroit Tarmac by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr Waiting to take off. My least favorite part, it's so boring sitting in the plane while it just sits there. Dallas by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr Now, this is where it goes down hill. We where put in a waiting pattern over Dallas because of weather. When we finally landed, we were a couple hours late. The pilot said most planes were delayed and that everyone had a good chance to catch our flight..... Cousin's BBQ by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr ...we had to wait an hour for until our plane took off, atleast we didnt miss it. Well as we sat, the plane was pushed back and back. We were hungry, tired, and bored. So at about 1 A.M. Michigan time, my dad and I went looking for food. When we came back, my mom had switched our hotel to another one because there was no way we where going to make it to our original hotel. Hotel Shuttle by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr We finally landed in San Jose at around 11:30 local time. The car rental was closed, so we had to come back the next day. Our hotel said we that happened, we could just call and they'd send a shuttle to get us. Hotel by NISM0_SKYLINE, on Flickr So, after a 12+ hour day we finally got to our hotel. We had a view of the pool, which was nice a nice way to end our ordeal. What was a 6 or 7 hour trip with a layover, turned out to be a 12+ hour trip, changing hotels, and missing our rental car. Overall it worked out, that's part of flying. We got to the room, I charged my camera battery for the next day at Laguna Seca, and we all fell asleep. Only to wake up 6 hours later to get our car and head on down to the track I feel like I'm on Speedhunters .