We were told to get to the airport 3 hours before our flight because security would be tight. We did as told, but security was not as tight as I thought it would be. The lines however were quite short and while we did have to wait a little bit, the process did not seem more onerous than usual. They did want me to take the laptop out of it's special "airport security" case, and they did take longer to look at our passports, but nothing else seemed different. I wonder what the process will be at Narita? (and we'll find out in a few hours)
In the meantime, life is good. We're off on a new adventure and we're going to meet friends. It's hard to get better than that!
Happy New Year!