The first time I have travelled in years, what an experience.

@suehan1 (4355)
Australia
May 22, 2010 3:16am CST
Well we just travelled from Australia to America L.A. It has been the first time I have travelled in years and the first time I have taken the children. Well what an experience. I can really have a good laugh now ,but it was a bit scary at the time. Well coming home I was pulled up by security , a big burly women escorted me away , because I had 2 bottles of tequilla from Mexico in my hand luggage. I thought I had to show them to them ,but in actual fact I should have put them in my checked in luggage. I forgot all about not taking liquids onto the plane was illegal. Well my poor children were through security and i was pulled up, and I just told them to go to the fight gate and wait for me. The security lady ended up laughing at me and must of thought I was a silly Aussie as I honestly thought I had to declare the tequilla. She then escorted me back to check in and asked the staff to check in my hand luggage onto the plane.We all ended up having a good laugh and then I had to go through security again and she ended up giving me a wink and a smile. An hour later I found my distraught children who were not sure if their mother was going to end up flying home with them or not. Have you had any funny experiences traveling . Cheers Sue
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@maximax8 (28250)
• United Kingdom
24 May 10
Hi Sue. I am really glad that you had a lovely time in Los Angeles. I have been to California three times. I know now to check what is in my hand luggage before I check my large back pack in. I have had several pair of nail scissors taken at security check points. I think that the liquids rule is silly because I like to drink water. 100ml is not very much for a drink. When I arrived at the airport in Israel I had to go in a long line and wait. Every passenger had to have a security minded interview. Understandably I felt worried about not getting a good seat. I wanted to get a window seat and I was desperate to get to the check in. To my complete dismay they didn't like my answers at the interview. They took me off to a room and searched my luggage in very fine detail. They said sorry afterwards but it took so long I almost missed my flight. I am just an innocent traveler. It is possible to travel with children and so enjoyable but not everyone likes to do so. I have taken my son to Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and South Africa. Now I have a baby daughter as well. I was pregnant with her when I took my son to Cape Town and the Garden Route. We will be visiting Canada next month.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
24 May 10
Wow you have really travelled.I hope I get the chance to travel some more and I will know what to do and know what not to do.I guess that's the fun of traveling is the learning and looking back and having a laugh about all the things that went wrong.cheers Sue
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
22 May 10
not alot.....not like that anyway....I bet it was scary!
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
23 May 10
Yes it was really scary at first, but they were really good in the end and we all ended up laughing at me,so that was good.Cheers Sue
@karen1969 (1788)
22 May 10
Well, I would have been worried too, but I am glad to hear everything was fine in the end. I haven't been overseas since 1989 and my first child was born in 1990, so you can see why! I am thinking of taking my kids to Germany next year, but it is expensive travelling as a family and it depends if we can afford it.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
23 May 10
Yes it can be very expensive ,you really need to get the cheap fares when they come up and do a bit of research. My first child was born in 1990 as well so it has been a long time since i travelled ,and the changes wow. cheers Sue
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