Day 1, Wednesday, August 26, 2002
Departed Boise, Idaho at 1:00 p,m. MST. Changed planes in Salt Lake City, bound for Los Angeles. Arrived LAX 4:00 p,m. PST. Since we had a 5 hour layover in LAX, we were met at the airport by Tom Fountain, a friend of Elizabeth's since 6th grade. Tom took us to a great dinner at "Encounters," the restaurant in that weird structure you always see in pictures and movies of the LAX airport. We had a great 3 hours with Tom, catching up on the past 12 (!) years.
Caught the 9:30 p.m. plane for Brisbane via Auckland, New Zealand a 13 hour flight, all in darkness. Crossed the International Dateline and the equator, too.
Day 2, Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Arrived Brisbane, Queensland 8:00 a.m., where we were met by Andriya and Julie-Ann Martinovic. They've made us feel very, very at home in their home. Wednesday was a day to rest and try to recover from 20 hours in the air (not to mention the time in the airports!)