Post Script: I had only slept for 3 hours and got the wake up call an hour early. Got to the airport and had a wait of more than 2 hours. The plane from Lisbon to New Jersey took off 45 minutes late, got nearly 2 hours out from Lisbon, and we had to go back to the airport cuz they detected something wrong in the kitchen area. Luckily they were able to fix it but it took nearly 2 hours. We made it to NJ but I had, of course, misconnected. The only plane that had a seat didn't leave until 10:25p. So instead of getting to LA at 6:45p, it was 12:30a! The rest went like this: Landed at 12:30; at the gate at 1a; got an Uber at 1:30; got home at 2a; had a shower and got to sleep at 3:30a; woke up at 6:30a and did the laundry and took my walk. Somewhat jet lagged but not bad considering. Am home, happy, tan, and 3 pounds lighter! Strange being by myself and not with 40 others!!!