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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Countdown to flight time

I'm dressed and just have to dry my hair to be ready to go to the airport. I don't know why, but I get so stressed out just anticipating the airport scene. Once the plane is in the air I'll be ok, until we touch down in Minneapolis and I have to deal with another airport. It makes me seriously wonder if I want to renew my passport next January, as I can get into and back from Canada and Mexico with my driver's license so long as I am on the ground. I hope to the heavens I never have to take another flight anywhere. In the latter part of the 1980's I traveled quite a lot with my job - two weeks out and then two weeks back home for several years; 5 weeks in Korea, 1 week in Hawaii (what a penance!) so I have had enough of airports. Back then there wasn't the TSA to worry about, and I could carry my hairspray on board with me if I wanted to. The airlines served real food, sometimes I got a first class upgrade and ate on real plates and with real cutlery. Now I feel a little bit better just explaining all this to the readers!

This morning there are at leave five of those RV hotels parked diagonally across from me. The truck driver that brought each of them into their spaces was really good at maneuvering them, and they are REALLY long!

Well, wish me luck. I think everything will go smoothly and the weather shouldn't be too bad. There is snow/rain forecast for Sioux Falls this morning, and possible snow tonight, but the web cam shows the roads looking fairly good. I will be warm enough, I hope.


  1. After June it will be increasingly difficult to reenter the US without either a passport card or a full passport. I don't think the drivers license and birth certificate will work after June 1, 2009

  2. JB is correct. You will have to have the passport card or regular passport to reenter the US after June 1, 2009. When Ginger and I got ours in Texas at the Post Office this past winter Ginger was wearing a white pullover and it washed out in the photo so they made me take off my shirt and let her wear it for the photo. So if you see our passports we are both wearing the same shirt. Anyway we got the passports in 2 weeks.

  3. Correct. We just renewed our passports in February and were told that we would need them to enter or return from Canada or Mexico as of June 1st. Make sure you don't let it expire before renewing it...Good Luck on your trip to Sioux Falls.

  4. Have yourself a good one Gypsy, we'll be thinking of ya:))