What was my surreal experience?

September 1, 2013


Today was a travel day for me.  I left sunny San Diego (and my Sweet Patootie) in order to get ready for work on Tuesday. The SD airport was pretty crowded. Even though we left in plenty of time for my flight, I was held up because after scanning they wanted to pat my bottom and then to sniff my fingers.

My frightfully stylish capris have embroidery on the back pockets with embellishments –  that probably prompted the patting, but I have no idea what the mechanical hand sniffer was all about.  It’s a good thing we had not been to the shooting range, I guess, because my flight was loading when I arrived at the gate.

Houston was also a busy place. However I did score a row all to myself on that connecting flight.

I got into Cleveland Hopkins about 7:30 pm. I was amazed that the place was a ghost town. All the shops and restaurants were closed and there were only three departing flights listed on the schedule board. That does not bode well for the chances of Cleveland continuing to be a hub for United.

Vacation was terrific

Here are few photos. I have more, but that will have to wait. I’m off to start the laundry.


This is a street scene outside a little cafe in San Francisco.


And this is a farmers market in Portland, Oregon.


  1. hhmmm, If only you had a camera…. 🙂 I’m glad the return trip got you home safe and sound.

    • Oh – and they searched my check on bag, too. But you are correct, the flight was otherwise uneventful. I’m done complaining…maybe 🙂

  2. Don’t get me started about flying. I took a vow to never fly again after those cretins at TSA confiscated my USS Mason Zippo a few years back. It’s not like a 60-something guy is gonna commandeer a plane with a lighter but we GOTS to be safe, yanno?

    That’s why I drove from NM to the Right Coast on this vacation and a couple o’ years before that, too. I may have to break my vow at some point… but not soon.

    All y’all sure covered a lot o’ ground on this vacation… and some pretty ground it was.

    • We did see a lot of beautiful country. Hope you have a safe trip home.

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