because there weren’t enough spectators at either of those events to care.
That being said, Barber wasn’t a whole lot busier, but was definitely better than the two previous events. My trip to Barber started out with me getting a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes of sleep before it was time to get up and head to the Philadelphia airport. Shawn (who is a new recruit who has been working with us) met me at my house and we left for the airport right on time.
Everything went fairly smoothly at the airport, though I found myself somewhat disoriented by the newly constructed security area of the terminal we were in. I have to give props to the Philly airport on that one, as a larger and more efficient security area was definitely needed. Shawn was a bit bummed, as they had to throw away his 5 oz bottle of liquid. They did not, however, say anything about the other unbagged liquids, creams, and gels that he had in his suitcase (for those of you who don’t fly much, any liquids you are taking through security with your carry on must be in bottles of 3 oz or less, and must be in a quart size Ziploc style bag). I have traveled with people who (unintentionally) went through security with full size bottle of lotion, pocket knives, etc., and no one said a word. While anyone would be happy not to have their things confiscated and not thrown away, it is a little disconcerting to see what gets through security at times.
Instead of having a direct flight to Birmingham, AL, we...(Click to read more)