Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

The World is Ours

The last time Kitty and I were out of the country was on our Panama Canal cruise of 2014. Right after that Kitty told me that her passport would soon expire. Since we weren't taking any trip abroad it really didn't matter. Earlier this year she once again reminded me that her passport had expired. When I went to check on hers I saw that mine, too, had expired. I would have jumped at the chance to get them renewed, but I had heard that getting passports in NM was a headache since we were no longer compliant with the federal Real ID Act. Since NM gives drivers' licenses to wetbacks, our licenses were going to no longer be recognized as secure IDs for air travel. This caused a stampede to get passports since they WOULD be valid ID. Rather than do the proper thing and push for proper ID reform, our politicians decided to due the easy thing and kick the can down the road for a few more months and hope that Jesus would miracle a solution to our state where there would be no political backlash. Anyway...I had feared standing in long lines just to get our passports renewed. Fortunately we went to AAA to get our passport photos taken. Not only was that a good move financially, since we are premier members and got the photos for free, but the person there told us that since we were simply renewing, the entire process could be taken care of via mail. The amazing thing about the whole process was that it took less than 2 weeks to get everything done. Even though Kitty had her name changed after we got married, it didn't even cause a bump in the road. So now we both have valid passports are are ready to take on the world. There is something very powerful in having a valid passport in your paw. You can go anywhere! You can do anything! Next stop...North Korea! *LOL*
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