Yes, I did make it Laguna Seca last year. What a GREAT weekend!
I can't go this year but hope to try and make it next year.
Barber motorsport park is about 15 minutes from my house. http://www.barbermotorsports.com
It is an AWESOME facility and I'll be there later this month to watch the AMA guys.
I only wish the Moto GP guys would come to Barber!