I'm heading Stateside today and will spend my first 4th of July in the land of the free and home of the brave. I'm seriously excited.

I just hope the stories one reads about the TSA aren't my reality and I zoom through LAX to SFO ... I'll keep you posted.

Turns out they weren't true. As I write this update many years later, for the most part TSA has been efficient and humorous in what must be a difficult job.