I touched down in San Jose on friday, after a four-hour flight from Escalante. The flight was uneventful except that I had a bunch of turbulence going from Escalante to Boulder City (where I stopped for fuel), and that I got clearance heading out of Las Vegas to cross over "Area 51" (the China Lake restricted area).
I did not see any flying saucers or black helicopters. Apparently they don't fly on the weekends.
Only 281 messages waiting for me in my inbox on my return.