SF is three hours behind Indy. The alarm went off at 6:30 am here (that would be 9:30 am at home). It was a fast night, it seemed like. Downstairs for a nice breakfast, then checked out and waited for the 9am departure bus to go back to the airport. I called home and learned that Drew Carey’s first day hosting the Price Is Right will be today, so that was big news. The bus arrived at 8:55. All boarded and off to SF International. In we went to a special door then to special United counters that had welcome signs in lights for all the JFMFers. The US-based crew of the International Institute of Education and the US-based JFMF staff said their goodbyes to us and wished us well. When I checked in my bag was 6 pounds overweight! Now wait a minute, it was right at 50..finally yesterday. I didn’t buy anything or add anything from the hotel, so something was odd, but I took out my trench coat and carried it and that was fine. I had my seat assignment and off to the gate 100 I went. The JFMFers are scattered throughout the plane. In just a few minutes, it was time to board, and after a few minute delay on we went. Wow, I had economy plus..that’s a few more inches of leg and work room! I had a window seat that would eventually look south. In the next seat was a Japanese student very interested in the anime characters and games. He shared that he was returning from a home stay in <st1:city><st1:place>Houston</st1:place></st1:city> and thought that it was very interesting. Next to him was a director from Intel. Off we went. Smooth as glass the entire flight. I got up three times to do a few laps around the plane, visit with people, and look around. We had two very nice meals and also a large snack! Did I mention that the plane was a 747? A Boeing 747 is an airplane that has an upstairs. So at one point during the flight, I went upstairs to see what it was like. People were stretched out, sound asleep in their big and fancy chairs. This was a first class area for passengers. Pretty amazing. When I came back down, some of the teachers that I had met all looked at me in a rather strange way. I went back to my seat. A little while later, a couple of teachers who were up walking around came over and said that some of the folks that saw me come back through the cabin thought that I had a seat in the first class area (as they hadn’t seen me go in and up earlier!). It was a good laugh…oh, I didn’t correct them, it was way too much fun!