‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all thru the house,
Family members frantically packing their bags,
Squeezing in one more sweater and blouse.
One outfit per each was placed in the bag of another,
Just in case you go north and your bag goes souther.
Names and phone numbers all tucked securely inside each bag,
If your luggage tag goes amiss, your name will still be had.
Leave all gifts unwrapped till you get to your destination,
So airport security needn’t ask you un-do each creation.
Leave the house with plenty of time
To park the car and get through the long security line.
Leave the liquids at home or risk they meet their demise,
Not sure the specifics? Google “TSA liquid rules” to avoid an unpleasant surprise.
This is not the season to be stressed and running late,
So pack your patience and offer smiles to your traveling mates.
Airports offer shopping, food, sights to see and more,
So visit your airport’s website to see what to explore.
Weather delays are an unfortunate likelihood,
Be prepared with a book, some food and all will be good.
Place your name on each item (every laptop and phone) with a label or biz card,
So any items left in seat pockets can be returned to you instead of the lost and found yard.
Arrival time! Pick up your bags and avoid being stampeded,
Seek out the Information Desk if any transportation info is needed.
This holiday season is for spending time with family and friends,
Be ever so grateful for the opportunity travel extends.