I started getting ready about (2:00am) and ended up staying up all night. I left home at about (5:10am), so I could take the train at (5:24am). The train was so fast, it only took me 15 minutes to get to the airport stop. But I had to wait almost 15 minutes for the shuttle that departed at (5:48am).
My flight was scheduled to depart at (6:55am) for Los Angeles, but it was delayed. I arrived in Los Angeles about (8:20am) and could see the smoke from all the fires burning around southern California in the air, but was fortunate to find clear skies near LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).
Upon arrival, I went to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge and had a cup of coffee. About (9:47am), My Mom and my sister picked me up and we went to IHOP (International House of Pancakes) for breakfast. It was good to see my family even for a short visit, since I am in Tokyo most of the time these days. However, I will return to California on November 20th to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with my family in Los Angeles!