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Monday, 27 October 2008

The Journey Home - Saturday 27th September

This was our day for returning home. On the way out to the airport, my wife spotted a Prairie Dog ‘city’, but I missed it (we were on a toll road with a minimum permitted speed of 50 mph, so I could not stop). Thus ended a most enjoyable holiday – spoilt only by the guy on our plane who announced that he had a bomb on board shortly before take off. The result was a four-hour delay whilst he was arrested, we were taken off the plane, baggage (hold and hand) searched thoroughly whilst we stood beside a remote road in the airport.

evacuating the plane

the perpetrator

emergency vehicles waiting for our plane to blow up

Commando Post vehicle in attendance

being held by the FBI on an airport approach road

Eventually we re-boarded the plane and took off, arriving in Minneapolis/St. Paul with only half an hour to spare before our onward flight. We made it OK, but out baggage didn’t.

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