Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TSA issues? Not here!

The security checkpoint at the MSP airport was nothing. Really! The MSP website had said allow 3 hours for an international flight. Knowing there all those Thanksgiving travelers have to get home Dean dropped me off at the front door at 9:00 for my 12:20 flight.

The line for the checkpoint was VERY long, but it moved relatively quickly. Note to self: I want a different carry on bag. I love my backpack that is checkpoint friendly for my computer, but this trip it's *very* heavy. I want one with rollers. I'm going to look for one place I'm going.

My suitcase is HUGE! For those who remember the Bulgaria trip last spring, I had bought two huge duffel bag-type bags, that hold TONS of stuff. We filled them with all our donations for the Bulgarian families last spring. So, I'm all packed in my one bag and my carry on. All my stuff, Axel's clothes, various gifts, a backpack full of "busy stuff" for Axel, etc. The airline weight limit is 50 lbs, and my bag weighted 48.8. I did even better last spring when it weighed 49.8 lbs! LOL

So anyway, back to the security checkpoint. I already knew I didn't want to bother with the scanner, knowing my re-built wrist will set it off anyway, so I was going to vulunteer for the pat-down. HA! No need to! I just had to walk through the same metal detector we've been walking through since 9/11.

From the time Dean dropped me off to until I'd made the loooooong walk to my gate was only 45 minutes.

So here I sit. Do di doooo


  1. Yay, so exciting!!! Praying for a safe quick trip for you.

  2. Have a safe trip! God be with you!

  3. I'm glad you are on your way! I can't wait to meet you in real life!!

  4. Waiting to see pictures and hear more!!!!!!!!!

  5. lol thats what I have been telling people for weeks! msp still has 6 regular security lanes and only one of the body scanners. we have been flying every two weeks out of msp.