Kevin and I took the late night flight from Atlanta to LAX, and decided last minute to go ahead and use my airtran points to upgrade to business class. Despite the guy next to me getting up every half hour to stretch his legs, the flight was fine, and Kevin definitely made up for his seat with copious bothering of the flight attendants and eating pretty much the entire plane's stash of milano cookies. KLH picked us up at LAX a little after we landed at midnight, and let us crash at her place.
The next day we went to the Huntington Beach Pier, one of my favorite places on earth. Here we are, enjoying sunny 70 degree weather in December:
I will add that I successfully made it through the entire trip with only 8 pieces of clothing, plus pajamas. I will admit that I did switch out one piece that I brought for a new sweater that I purchased during the trip. This might be a good rule of thumb for all future packing.