This morning in the shower I was remembering something that happened a few years ago and feeling quite lucky. I’ll share with you now what I remember. Mum, if I mixed it up please tell me.
I was about 12 years old and traveling home from New Zealand with Mum and Jenie. We had gone through all the checks and boarded the plane.
I don’t remember the exact chain of events but it went something like this. We boarded and someone’s luggage boarded the plane but not the passenger. Airline, big problem. We all had to exit the plane and they had us wait in the waiting area.
The plane had come from Iraq to Australia and was picking us up in New Zealand. At the time, Irag & Oz were having bad relations. Remember, I was only 12 when this happened so I know hardly anything about that part.
The security guys were doing massive searches on ALL our luggage. They rummaged through everything taking out consumable products like gum, candy, lotions, makeup and tossed them in the garbage bin. I asked the security guard for piece of his gum. He gave me one, it was cinnamon.
They searched my hair, bottom of my shoes, even behind my belt! Every passenger went though the same hands on search. We found out shortly after that there WAS a BOMB ON OUR PLANE. Yep, the one we just exited.
The bomb squad was on board taking care of it as we waited and waited and waited. It was eight long hours in the airport before another plane arrived to take us back to North America.
After 9/11 people really scared to fly, including me. However, I boarded my next flight knowing I already had a bomb on a plane once in my life, the chances of it happening again are pretty slim. 😉
Traveling to see my parents this weekend out of the city. They’re over 50 but it doesn’t even seem like it, they have young attitudes. Me, my hurting back and swollen-bee-sting-finger are quite looking forward to it. Adventure time!! I always find heaps of good stuff in the basements. That also means your closet Mum, haha! Woohoo!