It was odd tough -- there were big signs for the restroom and it was one of those layouts where both the men's and women's restrooms were off off a small hallway adjacent to the main hallway. As we walked by and glanced down this hallway all we could see was the sign the for women's restroom so we continued down the hall, a but confused. We tried to get an airport worker to help us but she just gave is this odd look of fear and no help. For Pete's sake, all we wanted was to know where the men's restroom was. I mean, we both look rather manly even though perhaps there are women in Oregon who look more manly. (Just kidding .... maybe.)
So, we had no choice but to turn around and, on our way back toward baggage claim, we saw the earlier mentioned hallway and this time we could see the sign for "Men" so we proceeded in. I was able to complete my business faster than my co-worker could so I headed back out to walk around the main hallway. When I did this, though, I looked to my right down the hallway we had earlier traversed and you will not believe what I saw!
A TSA security guy and huge signs stating to not proceed beyond this point as it was a passenger exit area and a secure point.
I look around because this was the hallway we had walked down earlier and I swear that the TSA person and those huge signs had not been there before. I may not always be as observant as I should be but I would have seen things like that.
So, I went back into the restroom and my co-worker soon completed his business. I suggested that he look to his right as we come out of the restroom and let me know if he notices anything of interest. Of course he saw the TSA guy (complete with tight TSA pants with the metal zipper tangs holding on for dear life) and the signs ... he was also convinced they were not there earlier.
So, I am still trying to figure it all out but it appears as though my chance to be on CNN was once again narrowly missed.