6/23/01: Before we left our home on the range in Montana, we received a call from Delta Airlines informing us of our flight schedule being 45 minutes late. Though the call was very considerate, it also meant that our connecting flight in Salt Lake City to LAX would not be made. In spite of that, we boarded the “late” flight and flew to Salt Lake City. We looked for the new connecting flight that we were now booked on, and found that it had been cancelled due to mechanical problems. We were then booked on a 3rd flight! With a 2 ½ hour layover, we waited patiently until our flight took off (in a dark and cloudy sky). It was not a problem, as the overseas flight did not leave until close to midnight, and we had plenty of time. Into LA, a short wait, doing a bit of people watching…always interesting at the LAX International Terminal. Then we settled into a long, thankfully uneventful, night of flying! Steve was able to wear a “hero” hat for a while in the terminal too…a young boy of 7-8 was in front of us on an escalator ramp and got his shoelace caught in one of the cracks. Just before the ramp disappeared to the underside, Steve saw it, and freed the lace. The remainder of the flight was smooooooth and we were enjoying lovely weather.