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Buffalo/Toronto to Sonoma/Napa - arrive in Oakland, Sacramento or?

Buffalo/Toronto to Sonoma/Napa - arrive in Oakland, Sacramento or?

Dec 28th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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East Coast: yes, do drive to Buffalo for a Southwest flight. Lots of Canadians use Buffalo airport, so you'll be in good company.

There are no direct flights. You will have at least two segments for your trip (try for only two, don't do more!). Southwest fares can be as low as $99 or $149 (+taxes and fees) for one East-West fare.

If you want to stop in Las Vegas, that's another fare. You cannot stop in Las Vegas for several days and then continue on for the same fare. You have to pay for two separate trips: one from Buffalo to Las Vegas and one from Las Vegas to the Bay Area.

You can also do "open jaw" on Southwest, fly into one US city and fly out of another.

West Coast: agree that if you want to go directly to Napa/Sonoma, then Sacramento is the best airport.

If you want to go to Monterey, then San Jose is the best airport.

There's good golfing in Napa County, at the Silverado Resort.

http://www.silveradoresort.com/
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Dec 28th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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I can get to Vegas from Buffalo for $179, then $99 to get to Sacramento and this is with a stop at Vegas....on the way home it would cost me $198 with a plane change in Vegas. Not too bad, I don't think. With the possibility of foggy days in the Carmel area, it may be a total waste of a couple of nights. I think she can tolerate the heat, but in Vegas you can totally avoid it if you need to. I think Sacramento is the way to go...my husband has been to SanFRan's airport and found it quite hectic. Good golfing at the Silverado? Thanks, I will record that.
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Dec 30th, 2009, 07:21 PM
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I was in San Francisco in July 2 years ago and again this past July. I froze! The coast of Northern central California can be really foggy and cold. A few miles inland and you die from the heat! We were in Napa and Sanoma last July during our SF trip and the heat was unbearable. It was over 100. To me, that is better than freezing. I live along the central coast of California and try not to visit the Carmel and SF area unless I see the weather forcast 10 days out and a heat wave is forcasted! Last July was a busniess and pleasure trip so I had no choice. One Carmel trip in July drove us inland to escape the cold and fog. No matter, and you might get lucky with no fog and decent temperature, a trip to the coast is worth it, it is still beautiful but bring a jacket that you would use near the end of October in the East! I used to live in Rochester, NY. I know!
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Dec 30th, 2009, 08:57 PM
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>>area unless I see the weather forcast 10 days out and a heat wave is forcasted!>>

Weather forecasts for July are relaiable for about 30 mins in advance.

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Dec 31st, 2009, 10:01 AM
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"Weather forecasts for July are relaiable for about 30 mins in advance." LOL this is true!
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Dec 31st, 2009, 01:33 PM
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I don't know - I think the weather "forecasts" aren't right even at the time. We were in Edmonton over Thanksgiving. Accuweather said it was "currently" 27 degrees and snowing. It was probably 27 degrees but there was no precipitation AT ALL!!
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Dec 31st, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Today's forecast here was for "mostly cloudy & rain developing". Few clouds & no rain in sight so far. We've been sitting outside on our deck.

Stu Dudley
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Dec 31st, 2009, 02:39 PM
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hey Stu,
We had the same forecast here in Sonoma County today.
It's happening here - cloudy all day, wisps of a drizzle
when I came in 30 mins. ago. Do you want to tell horatio about our famous micro-climates ?

R5
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Dec 31st, 2009, 02:45 PM
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We took a walk on Chestnut Street today (shopping and lunch) -- exactly the same weather, and tons of people out and about.

Microclimates - it can be 80 degrees in my backyard and 65 at the top of the hill by the bay in Burlingame. And foggy and freezing in Daly City.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 04:47 PM
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>>We took a walk on Chestnut Street today <<

We'll be on Chestnut Street tonight - dining at Isa for New Year's dinner.

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