First, apologies for last week’s truncated post. I started it on Tuesday, forgot about it on Wednesday, and just hit the “Publish Post” button on Thursday as I was sitting on the beach in Coronado, California.
Yep. I spread my wings and took my first post-surgery flight to San Diego on Wednesday night for a five day weekend in paradise. Two weeks ago, I was pretty much on the Atlantic Ocean; this week, the Pacific.
I stayed near my old apartment on the island and just spent Thursday and Friday walking up and down Orange Avenue and the beach. It was great. Very relaxing. On Saturday, I checked out of the hotel and spent the next two nights with some friends that I served with when I was in the Navy. It was great to see them again.
Photos are available via the link to the right and below.
I did have some concerns over getting through security at the airport with an absorbant pad shoved down my pants in case I got the full body scanner treatment, so I took a chance and went to the airport without wearing one.
As fate would have it, I did get the full body scanner screening and made it through just fine without it. Afterwards, I asked the TSA agent what would happen if I had to wear the pad through the scanner. He explained that I would be taking into a private screening area and be given a more thorough personal screening in there.
Even though I had extra pads in my carry-on bag, I opted not to wear one during the entire flight and, save a cough-induced leak, did quite well.
For the return trip, I did the same thing, but I could tell that it might be a leaky day, so I took a pad out of my carry-on, hit the men’s room, and put it in place.
Walking several miles in an afternoon didn’t seem to bother me too much at all. I need to do more of that if the rain around here would only stop.
Things are getting better with time…
So that’s it for this week.