On Tuesday 14 August, an international group gathered to travel to Phoenix; 9 Dutch guys, one Irish and one British bloke. All were present at the well-known red/white meeting point at Schiphol at 08.15. Check-in was smooth, as was the rest of the procedure. We started off with a British Airways flight to Heathrow (on an A319). After spending a couple of hours at Heathrow, a Boeing 747-400 of the same company took us on the long flight to Phoenix IAP. After arrival there, all on the group found their luggage quickly and we were soon riding a bus towards the rental car company outside the city. After some formalities we were handed the keys of the two vans and we were soon heading towards Tucson. After our first fast-food restaurant we arrived at our hotel in Tucson. Wednesday had started already, when the keys to the rooms were handed out.