Choosing A Route

I pretty much looked at Adventure Cycling's route maps and decided on the route.  I knew I wanted to go East to West because when I finished, I wanted to be somewhere else where I can sightsee.  Ending in New York would be so anti-climatic.  I didn't want to do the Northern Tier because I didn't want to finish in Oregon.  Who/what's in Oregon?  Same with the Southern Tier.  Nothing/nobody awaits me in San Diego.  The middle route, however, puts me back where I lived not so long ago, San Francisco.  I am promised a welcoming committee on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge by my former co-workers.  Can't wait for the champagne spray at the finish line.

Here are some of the folks that will be waiting for me in California.