"Everything out of your pockets! If you leave something in there, you're going to get a little extra TLC from the TSA. And if you are going to make us do that, we would prefer you buy us dinner first!" Kudos to him for making everyone's least favorite part a little easier. First time I've … Continue reading When TSA Makes You Laugh – In a Good Way
Usually when I am in an airport, I’m with the family. So, getting to the no-turning-back point on the other side of security can be stressful. Twice we’ve had incidents going through security. Once one daughter really did have water in her backpack after she was so sure she didn’t. She was pulled out of … Continue reading Airport Nirvana – The Dream is Real
"Should I run ahead?" she asked, a reflection of my stress in her eyes. I only hesitate a moment before telling her, "Yes, go! Remember, Gate A14!" And she was off. I watched my recently turned 15-year-old daughter's head bob in and out and around people in the growing distance as I speed-walked farther and farther behind.
Well, this is what we are taking. These bags, and the four of us headed off on our European Tour. I'm not even going to attempt the math, but many hours later we arrived at London Heathrow around noon London time. We were tired to the point of a bit punchy and confused, but we … Continue reading Dulles to London, and scary birds in between!