searched luggage, de-iced plane and a missed connection later

Posted on February 12, 2006. Filed under: The boy(s), Travelling |

Well, I finally made it to Arizona. I knew it wasn’t going to be a great day from the get-go because after I got through customs and was going to go through the x-ray part of the airport the customs officer took my boarding pass and said she’d give it to me at the end. After convincing the guy by saying 4 times that “no really, I don’t have a laptop in my bag” they put my stuff through and the girl was waiting, with my boarding pass, to search my bags. Apparently a “random check” she also patted me down around my bra — because I look like I’m smuggling drugs wearing a brown sweater and jeans… Off to a great start. By now it’s started snowing, not much but enough to have to de-ice the plane. So we wait for them to board everyone onto the plane (and it’s so full that it takes an extra half an hour to load the luggage) and then we get to wait to be de-iced. I’ve actually never had that done before and it was kind of cool to see. I guess they just spray the entire thing with anti-freeze in two machines called elephants. As I only had an hour between connecting flights, I kind of figured that leaving an hour late meant that we wouldn’t make it. And we didn’t. They did book me on the next flight (just from Pheonix to Tucson) so I really only had to wait another 30 minutes or so and finally made it in. The world’s largest gem show is in Tucson right now — it’s actually quite cool. A lot of gems, stones, minerals etc. Bought a cool necklace and a ring. The Brian and I went out for dinner with very cool friends of his — and I asked for the fish, grilled, with NOTHING on it — and I kind of think they added flour for some reason — so I’m waiting to see if anything catastrophic happens to my body as a result. It’s so gorgeous here — I really should just move down here. I did suggest that we go to Vegas and get married — haha — I thought that would be a cheesy, fun way to spend valentines day. And it’s probably just about the only kind of wedding I’d have — next to city hall.


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