John got away to the Phoenix airport (web photo) in good order and I spent the rest of the morning at the motel beating the heat and looking over trip plans for the fall. At a reasonable time of morning I drove the car to the rental return area, a very nice new facility by the way, and took the shuttle to the terminal. Since I had checked in and printed out my boarding pass at the motel, I went directly to the gate after dealing with the security hassle. The flight to Detroit went well, but since I had only 35 minutes to make my connecting flight, I had to hurry down that long, long terminal to the gate bypassing a quick look at the flight board. So, you guessed it! When I got there, huffing and puffing, the flight was delayed. I eventually got home at 12:30am for a few hours of sleep.