Since we transfer out of Schipol in Amsterdam, we will get the experience of going through the new body scan machines our our return flight to the US--at least it is anticipated that they will have them up and functional by the time of our return. I don't have any feelings one way or the other about it, to be truthful. It does not feel much different from going to the doctor and stripping down--it has a purpose associated with a greater good. I imagine it is no picnic for the workers to have to pat crotches of strangers or look at naked butts of middle-aged people either.
It is cold and raining here today, but supposed to warm up a bit and stop raining tomorrow. We fly through Minneapolis/St. Paul on our way out of the US, and it will be 9 degrees when we arrive there in the morning, and up to a whopping 11 by the time our flight leaves for Amsterdam. It will be snowing, too, but I assume airports like that are better prepared for those issues than the ones in the South who rarely experience it. At least, I hope so.
I guess it is time to drag out the suitcase and start on the task of packing--it isn't going to pack itself. I have checked in already, and have boarding passes, so all we have to do in the AM is check our bags and head to the security line. Wish me uneventful travels!