early. Still, I'm very much looking forward to being home. Not overly excited to be taking a long flight on Sept. 11, but I guess these days it's like any other day for flights. This is the east to west, or "uphill" portion of the trip. Seems to me if you're going to be in an airplane for 5 to 6 hours you should at least land somewhere where they speak a different language; preferably, French.