It's about 2 or 3 seconds before we leave or possibly a little more because Steve is looking for his keys. We are packed and ready or at least as ready as we can be, given all the last minute scrambling. We decided to take the new digital Canon camera, so it's digital all the way now. No more slides. And it is amazing to me how once you start bringing one digital gadget, you have bring a dozen more. We decided to bring the digital camcorder and then the iPod (so that we could download the photos to it) and then there all the rechargers. My pack is heavier than ever before and full of cords! Oh, well, it's something new and it will interesting. So, the rental car is parked outside and all I need to do put my pack in it and then we're off to LAX. Ciao.