I am finally back home! I took the wife, kid, and me back to Michigan for a 10 day vacation (and my 25th HS reunion). We hit Flint, Detroit, and all the surrounding areas. A good time was had by all. My wife wanted to go to Detroit Institute Of Arts...so we left my daughter with her grandma and great grandma, and I took the wife to Detroit. After driving from Davison to Detroit...we discovered they had just changed their days/hours of operation and were closed on Tuesday. So....my wife says..."As long as we're here, I want to see and experience Detroit." I asked her if she wanted me to take her to 8 Mile to get mugged! Obviously, we were both carrying. I have my HR218 permit as retired LE, and she is a currently serving officer, so we were both good. BUT...to hedge my bets...I went to see the Sheriff here and he swore me in and badged me up (it's kosher as I am still POST certified...but it's going to cost me a couple of days a month training his deputies and maybe helping out in patrol). Anyway....we "did Detroit" for the day, and went to MOTOWN and took the museum tour. I realized how much I actually miss Michigan (I went to high school there, and my mother's folks are from there). I am NOT going to live there, but we decided to buy a house up there near my grandmother. Flying with firearms was a piece of cake. Especially once we showed our badges at the check-in counter. TSA came over and took us in back for the inspection, it took less than 5 minutes, and we were good to go. Our large checked bag that had the locking pistol case in it was on it's way. Even the weenies at the security check in walked us right through when they saw our badges in the bins you use to put your personal items in. We both kept our holsters and mag pouches on...once we got to the car rental place in Detroit, all we had to do was insert loaded mags, and holster our guns, and we were good to go. (You CAN carry loaded mags in your luggage IF they are separate from the guns and in pouches). Anyway, good to be home, and GREAT to sleep on our own beds!