July 16th, 2005


2005 Los Angeles vacation, day 1.

Thanks to the airline's web check-in, we checked our luggage and got printed boarding passes curbside. While Vogon parked the car and returned on the shuttle, Laurel and I went through security and found seats at our gate. Laurel spent most of the wait coloring in one of the coloring books I packed in her carry-on, but gets up once to shout "That's Brett!" at a boy that looks like one of her friends and again to look closely at another traveler's portable DVD player. When Vogon rejoined us, he said he felt a bit jumpy preflight, so he went walking and checked in periodically until it's time to board, stopping by once to share a copy of Discover he bought and again to ask if we want anything to eat.

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