Week 25 – Another Ocean

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.

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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.

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