Friday, May 30, 2008

Security Plus

When we started out on our trip a couple of weeks ago now, we first had to make it through the well thought out U.S. Airport security system. Yes, that guy looks like he could be dangerous. I would certainly pull him off to the side for a strip search. We denuded ourselves and passed through all the radioactive zone of security at the Harlingen Airport. The good thing about the Harlingen Airport, once you clear security, is your plane is always No. 1, or No. 2 in line for take-off. Once out of the U.S., we ran into a variety of copy cat systems with varying levels believeablity. I was comforted when I saw our lodgings were protected by cannon that had been in the sea since the days of Christopher Colombus. In Mexico, security is mostly a show. I noticed the security guards in Akumal had the proper web gear, but none of the holsters had any equipment in them.
At our Casitas, we were ready for any attack. The bad guys must have believed our threat, because duing the entire week I didn't see one pirate ship. We snorkeled in the bay pictured here until Barbara saw a good sized Nurse Shark and directed me quickly to the beach. The water is really clear, and the tropical fish were there in abundance.

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem. -
Malcolm Forbes