Why does it seem tricky to get this long XC figured out. Based at KHZL. I have to pick up a friend at KYNG next week and bring him back to KHZL. No compensation. Just being a nice guy. So I figure I’ll make trip out solo and do long XC with a bit of jumping around Plans that went to pot 1) KHZL to 1N7 to KMPO then KYNG. I thought I’d fly out to Blairstown restaurant and get take out for flight for bfast. Land at Pocono pick up an IFR clearance and head out. Sounds great?! Nope. Longest leg not 250. Arg! 2) switcharoo-KHZL to KMPO to 1N7 then KYNG. Still get take out at blairstown. Then the long leg is 304. Great! But wait. It’s not 250 from my starting point. Plus I don’t think I’m allowed to shut down during the long XC to pick up take out right??? I might just need to fly out for fun to 1N7 and make that my starting point(that way I can get take out from donna’s for bfast). Hit KMPO on way to KYNG and someplace else on my way out. It’s not cheap to do this flight so you want to make sure you get it right. It’s frustrating to make this right. I did one already to learn that I messed up one part. >250 from STARTING point.