Tuesday, October 14, 2008


95% of all suitcases are black.

Quite literally, some people roll out of bed and travel in the same clothes...ugh!

Almost every teen and young adult travels with earbuds attached to the ipod in their pocket.

Airports and airplanes are some of the coldest places on earth.

I do not like having to go barefoot through the metal detector.

I do not mind, however, going through any of the other security screening. Those who gripe about it must have no regard for their safety.

Ladies...please do NOT ever wear tennis shoes and socks with your capri pants...it's just not right.

Men, most of you over the age of 30 should never travel in shorts...it is not pretty!

And, ladies, why, oh, why, would you wear stilettos when you travel? I mean, really, you look totally silly trying to rush through the airport balancing on those tiny stilts, while juggling packages, and trying not to fall. Really silly.

When families are travelling together...if the mother is dressed in a stylish and 'put-together' outfit, the rest of the family will be as well. Unless there is a teen-aged son...then all bets are off!

The first set of restrooms you come to when you exit your plane is going to be crowded. Ladies will be lined up out the door. If you will just keep walking till you come to the next one (which isn't very far), you can go right in and get down to business with no wait.

Does a toddler really need 3 stuffed animals for comfort on an airplane?

What a great idea to put movie and TV screens in the seat backs! Everyone can watch what they want, and there is a great selection to choose from. Smart!

Most folks complain about airline food, but it has improved greatly since they are charging for it now.

Most everyone travelling to the islands is happy and in a good mood. And why not?

Most everyone leaving the islands is tanned, laden with packages, and sad to go. Perfectly understandable.

Every time I used a credit or debit card, I was asked for my I.D. also. I decided to be thankful for that. So each time I was asked, I told the clerk, "Thank-you for checking." They were surprised every time. But, I should be thankful for that...they were doing me a favor making sure no one else is using my card.

It would be much easier and so much less stressful exiting a flight if the flight attendants followed the lead of kindergarten teachers. Tell everyone to stay seated and then call one group at a time to leave. The ones that sit quietly with the least grumbling would get out faster. I think I will write a letter to Delta.

No matter how wonderful the place you travel to...there is truly no place like home!


Musicaljean said...

WELCOME BACK!!!! You have me laughing already and I'm so happy! I missed you and I can't wait to hear more about your trip and see the pictures.

nancygrayce said...

I hate taking my shoes off too! But I also am thankful for the security because I want to arrive alive! Love the idea of letting one section go at the time. Glad you're home!!

Earthmommy said...

Interesting (and funny!) observations. What you said about the bathrooms is soooo true! I didn't know you now have to take off your shoes in security...weird. The last time I was on a plane was pre-9/11. I can't wait to read more about your trip!

Lynne said...

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to stories and pictures.

Your observations at the airport - dead on. I love to people-watch while waiting for a plane.

new mom in law said...

Interesting observations! Some of them I had never thought of, but are oh, so true!! How is Alex?

Deedra said...

Welcome home! I hope you had an awesome trip! I am so with you on the socks and shoes with capris! Yuck! That is just WRONG!!

Greg C said...

Welcome back even though this is my first visit and I didn't know you were gone. Those are so true. I hate taking my shoes off too because I have ugly feet. Those security people have no sense of humor either. I think they should make them dress up in costumes to lighten the mood.

LivingTheLife said...

Welcome HOME! I know you had a wonderful time...and I KNOW it is good to be home!

I loved your observations...I could ask sweet hubbin' about his observations b/c he travels so much...but honestly I think only a woman can understand how detailed we want those observations to be...I loved ALL of yours!


andi said...

LOVE your idea of dismissing Kindergarten style!

justabeachkat said...

Every single one of your observations is right on the money! Welcome back!