As much as I love the paradise that we live in here on Amelia Island, sometimes the urge calls to leave Fernandina Beach and travel to other tourist destinations.
As much as I love the paradise that we live in here on Amelia Island, sometimes the urge calls to leave Fernandina Beach and travel to other tourist destinations. This time Las Vegas was calling my wife and three other couples to get on a plane and fly to the magical destination of Sin City.
The eight of us met a couple of weeks before our trip to discuss some of the things we wanted to do while there. We all agreed, “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”. The day of departure we arrived at the airport together, checked our baggage and proceeded to the line to go through security. Now mind you, every one of us has traveled since all the new rules and regulations have been implemented since 911 and we all know how to make it through security.
While walking down the corridor we laughed about who was going to end up in the little room for a more thorough check, and asked each other if they would carry some stuff on the plane for us. I asked my buddy jokingly if he would put some things in his carry-on bag for me and he informed me that he trusted me but not that much! It was finally our group’s turn and we almost made it through with no problems.
One of the couples with us had both of their carry-on bags inspected after passing through the X-Ray machine. It turned out they had forgotten to take their laptop out of one of the bags, no big deal, it happens. However, the reason for the inspection of the other bag was just the first of many stories to come over the next six days.
The authorities at Jacksonville International airport confiscated something from their bag. It turns out that you are not allowed to carry Easy Cheese onto an airplane. This was kind of a bummer as we were flying non-stop to Las Vegas. Once seated on the plane we found out they were also in possession of an entire box of Wheat Thins; and those would have been great with some Easy Cheese squirted on them. So we started our trip with plenty of smiles over “The Great Las Vegas Easy Cheese Incident”.