Group started showing up at SLC airport at 8:00 AM. First ones at airport were Kristin McGregor, Jim Harmon, adn Bryan Ackerman (with Christian Rytting arriving shortly after). Soon we had everyone at the gate chatting excitedly. Rob Nielson, Ben Guffey, Derek Downeyand Steve Fuller played a playing card trump-type game called Finnetta. At 11:00 we boarded Delta and started our adventure. first stop Detroit. We had an uneventful flight arriving in Detroit, walked ot the next gate (some riding the tram) and they announced the boarding of our flight – perfect timing. Next thing we knew we were on the next leg of our journey to Paris. Most slept since this was a red-eye flight, but all of us were excited to be on our way. We had waited a long time for this journey.