On our way at last! Next stop: SFO, and then on to Auckland, New Zealand.
Getting checked in at the airport took much longer than expected, since we had to have an actual agent check our bags and he was busy helping out every other person who came along (getting them started with the automatic machines) until he could finally get to us.
The flight to San Francisco went quickly, and soon we were on our way in a 747 winging over the Pacific.
The boys were quite enchanted to have their own view screens to watch whatever they liked, though they seemed to prefer checking out whatever I was watching. :P