The short story is…we spent 24 hours getting to L.A. from Halifax!! The longer version includes waking at 3 a.m. to catch a 5 a.m. flight, which, after hours on the tarmac in heavy fog, left at 10 a.m. … then, having missed our connection, spent 6 hrs at the Toronto airport, only to sit on the tarmac again for hours as the L.A. airport was constricting “flow”…(suspicious) Arrived at Tish’s about 3 a.m. our time. Now, of course, awake because our bodies know it’s 6:30 a.m. back home! On to N.Z. tomorrow night, already dreading that flight! The good news is, we made it, no big trauma, only exhaustion, and looking forward to the family waking up so we can see them!