Leave it to Pelosi and her left-wing extremist crew to disrupt your long-awaited vacation plans, right?
You had everything planned. And booked. And ready to go.
But with Pelosi refusing to do her job, the government shutdown has now hit day 30, with no end in sight.
I mean, not that any of us are distraught about less government intrusion in our lives…
… except that the shutdown is starting to mess with our travel plans, so now we’re getting annoyed.
We just want to get on our plane (with as little harassment from the TSA as possible) and take our trip.
And while those of us at Proud American Traveler have got your back and want you to take your vacation, Pelosi doesn’t care about you—or your plans.
Especially with the recent pictures of her friends in Congress (and their lobbyist pals) partying on the beaches of Puerto Rico, soaking up the sunshine without a care in the world (and staying in $400 a night hotel suites).
Clearly, they aren’t losing sleep or worried about fixing their mess.
And yet again, the American people are the ones taking the brunt.
But don’t let Pelosi’s desperate attempt to hold Americans hostage ruin your vaca plans.
Check out our tips on how to survive the Pelosi shutdown with as little disruption as possible so you can hit the skies (or the roads) and take that vacation!
One-Up The TSA
As of now, TSA agents are rebelling against the shutdown by calling in sick or refusing to show up for work.
So much for their motto of “protecting the transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce,” eh?
I mean, we’re not big fans of the TSA anyway and despise their pat downs, but we begrudgingly accept it as an unfortunate part of travel.
So while having less TSA agents groping us would normally be a good thing, it’s creating havoc at the airports.
Some terminals have been closed due to “staffing shortages,” and longer lines are creeping up at airports across the country with some people waiting nearly 2 hours just to get through security.
But don’t cancel your vacation just yet!
Flights are still operating.
To beat the TSA rebellion (ironic isn’t it), just outsmart them at their own game.
Consider getting to the airport even earlier than you normally would.
We’re talking an extra hour earlier than planned.
With long lines and disgruntled TSA agents, security checkpoints are bound to be more annoying than usual.
In fact, TSA agents have been acting downright strange—like the reports of TSA agents at JFK airport blasting explicit rap music over the speakers as they grope Americans—so brace yourself.
It’s a bit nuts at the airports.
Just don’t be that guy (or girl) who shows up with only an hour before your flight and doesn’t make it through security.
Make sure your carry-on bags are “TSA friendly,” get through security and get on your plane.
While passports are still being processed, don’t expect a quick turnaround.
Some centers report they’ve been “experiencing delays,” so be prepared.
If you’re planning an overseas trip, get your passport application in as soon as possible and give yourself plenty of time.
Don’t let the Pelosi shutdown deter you from taking your dream trip overseas!
Check For Closings
This might seem basic and pretty obvious, but check to see if the places you want to visit are actually open.
The last thing you want to do is arrive at your destination and drive to a place only to find out it’s closed.
While some parks and museums are still admitting guests, others are flat out closed and not allowing anyone to enter.
If you planned a trip to Washington D.C., you’ll find the federally funded Smithsonian museums are closed.
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of privately operated museums like the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or the Newseum that are open – just be sure to check ahead so you aren’t disappointed.
Have A Plan B
With that said, if you find out some of the sites you wanted to visit are closed, or even if they aren’t yet, have a plan B.
Research your destination and scope out options that aren’t funded or supported by the government.
If you do find that your destination of choice has been seriously affected by the shutdown, you may want to consider rerouting your vacation plans to a different location altogether.
You may even find it easier to check out a nearby city that has stuff open you want to see.
Listen, the last thing we want is the government to ruin your lives even more.
Trump is holding his ground and refusing to let the dems run him over, so until Pelosi actually becomes reasonable and is willing to work to protect Americans, the shutdown is bound to go on.
But don’t let the dems stop you from enjoying a well-earned vacation.
Just plan for long and even more obnoxious TSA lines (we can’t even imagine) and prepare for potential closures of some places you may have wanted to check out.
Do you still plan to take your vacation during the Pelosi government shutdown?
Have you experienced delays at your home airport?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.