Travelblog: Our first boarder-partrol screening

Post originally planned for January 10th…

I’m currently en-route to San Antonio, leaving Laredo. A few seconds ago, I passed my first security checkpoint. I was a bit unnerved when we pulled up next to a bus full of ‘locals’ having their luggage sniffed by a gigantic German Sheppard.


When our car pulled up to the checkpoint window, an officer stuck his head through the window, said “Are you all American citizens,” made sure we looked legitimate enough, and nodded us through. That was it. I almost burst out laugiong…

Moral of the story: If you look American enough, drug trafficking is not a problem.