Monday, May 28, 2012

LA sunset

we enjoyed the sunset on venice beach in los angeles, on saturday......
now its monday and we spent the entire day getting back home again.... we had a great time and im not done with showing you pictures of it just yet.. :)
at the airport i could not take our spray bottle of deodorant. it was too big. aarrrghhhh!! at boston airport the officer was very nice. i had not even taken out the toiletries. he did that for me and deemed it all harmless. in san diego the lady did not like the bottle. it was too big. "oh, they allowed it in boston? they shouldnt have. its too big." "but we imported it from europe, and its a brand new bottle!!" (deodorant is one of the things i have not been able to find a good american subsitute. i think there is none and thus we get it from the netherlands, haha) "well, its too big". and there it went, into the trash.... :( had it been 2 smaller spray bottles; no problem. really. grrrr....
ever since a recent south park episode where they install "toilet security", which they call the TSA, i think of them like the toilet security administration (instead of transportation). my goodness, they can be so anal!! (pardon my language). once an officer complained because the plastic bag i had my toiletries in was double the allowed size; even though i had filled it only halfway and had folded it. "but im not taking too much, right?" "thats right, but the bag is too big". "i folded it, essentially its half a bag". "the bag is too big, next time bring the right size bag". problem ofcourse starts with the stupid airlines that ask for a fee for checking bags; ofcourse now most people only bring carry-on, leading to all this nonsense. then at the gate its always the same story: "this flight is fully booked, space is limited, we will not to check-in bags, it wont fit, but now its free of charge". blablablabla... flying is becoming more and more complicated...
enough ranting, we had a great time! :)

10 comments:

Andy said...

One of the better sunset photos I've seen in a long time. Keep on clicking.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photograph! And yes, the security check in Boston is very 'good'. In April we went to San Francisco and they didn't see - or didn't care about - the pocket knife I still had in my bag! On the flight back I made sure it was in the checked baggage, SFO is more thorough. My usual pat-down in Boston was also less thorough than usual, but they didn't skip swiping my hands and insulin pump for explosives. One of the perks of being a Bionic Woman ;)

Wayne said...

One of the reasons I take the train a lot. :-)

Kay said...

Beautiful shot! Gorgeous light!

I got stopped and searched once at SFO because my metal eye shadow box looked suspicious. Another time we forgot to pull out the plastic bag & no one noticed. In Seattle & Phoenix I "declined" to be xray'd. Seattle went through my things with a fine toothed comb and Phoenix just gave me a lecture on how little radiation the surface xray generated. All to check for the last threat that was missed.

Jim said...

Top shot.

Tim said...

Airport security and airlines SUCK. but the destination was nice.

Halcyon said...

The color is fantastic!

NixBlog said...

Lovely!

biebkriebels said...

Oh those checks, I hate it. When we once flew from New York to Amsterdam, we were not allowed to lock our suitcases. They stole an I- phone we had bought for a friend out of the suitcase. Insurance wouldn't pay because we hadn't locked the suitcase! I think custom is a criminal organisation.

Gunn said...

Superb!!!

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