I spent the night at this hotel as it was close to the Airport.
The 8 hour flight home went quickly. I spent the time watching season seven of "24" on my portable DVD player, napped, read my book, and consummed junk food. Why is it that traveling and junk food seem to go hand in hand?
My first experience going through Customs was at JFK. It probably took about an hour. After customs, (no horrow stories to tell) I had to recheck my bag and go through security again. The departing flight from JFK was delayed 1 hour because of bad weather. But, the scheduled arrival time into SFO was only late by about 30 minutes. The flight from NY to SF seemed endless. I was glad to be out of that cramped space and breathing Bay Area air again.
My housemate, Carl, picked me up and I was back at Ocean Beach by 8:PM. I couldn't figure out why I felt so strange and disoriented....dah!...I had been up 24 hours and it was time to go to bed.