While I’m on the subject of air travel… it was really depressing, on a recent trip, to see the family ahead of me in the security line put a sealed six-pack of Gatorade into the recycle bin. What a waste.

I don’t know about you, but the ban on liquids does not make me feel safer. (And yes, the family should have known better.)

My way around the ban is to carry an empty half-liter water bottle through security, and then once through screening, fill it up from a water fountain. It’s free. Buying an overpriced water bottle at an airport concession is definitely not. While on the plane, the flight attendants are quite happy to refill the bottle as needed.

Sometimes, if I’m feeling adventurous, I dump in a little packet of Crystal Light’s Lemonade On The Go. Yum.

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