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Living with Trisomy 13

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Year 2010!

The picture above is Bryson, Dana and Joanna the Weekend Night Nurse. We stayed at home and watched the ball drop at Times Square and again we saw the fireworks display at the Seattle Space Needle from the comfort of a sofa. It had rained all day and cleared up around 10:30 p.m. just in time for the New Years revelers to enjoy the night.

I traveled back to South Carolina on the 3rd and got hung up in that chaos at Newark Liberty Airport. There was a security breach around 5:20 p.m. What a total mess! We were even lied to by staffers of the airlines. TSA fell asleep at the helm and an idiot walked in the Exit area bypassing the security checkpoint. This exit area is wide and didn't appear to be monitored closely. I was clearing the security checkpoint around 5:30 because my plane to Charleston was supposed to take off at 7:20 p.m.and I wanted to catch something to eat before I took a shuttle bus to Terminal A where my plane was to depart. I sat directly in front of the window where my plane was supposed to park at Terminal A, and finally around 7:00, the Continental Airlines Gate Rep announced that they couldn't find our plane. The person sitting next to me going to Halifax stated that her Gate Rep said they had a plane, but no crew! TSA was all over the place! It was a mass of humanity with no sitting room, people standing, lying everywhere. If there had been a fire or some other thing, there would have definitely been deaths from the stampede. My layover at Newark was a long one and was only made miserably longer from the security breach. No planes were leaving and no incoming traffic left the tarmacs. Surely there's a better way than this!!!! I will never fly though Newark ever again! Ironic that it's named Liberty, yet I felt like I was held captive.


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