A few highlights and lowlights No food pics or vp wins sorry We headed up to EWR in the afternoon to avoid rush hour and enjoy the United Club passes we had Got to ez-park right over to airport no problem..From there things went a little downhill . TSA grabbed me for a bag check,no big deal except I had to wait forever for them to pat down and search the people ahead of me. OK off to the United Club to have a few drinks and snacks before flight. We get there and they inform us that the club was full and nobody else was being let in with passes.Great! So we go to buy a few drinks and some food .EWR used to have some great food courts and a diner but apperently it was remodled and the food and beverage places are all one company now. Now you have to order food and drinks at a computer in front of your seat.Bartender took pity on me and placed the order . I havent flown in about two years so what does United do? They get rid of the tv's in the seatback in front and have you watch on your computer or phone. No way I could figure this out so we're stuck on the plane for 5 hours with nothing to watch or read. When we got to Alamo they upgraded us to a Ford SUV which was nice. Its about 2am our time so we drive to Rio ,beat and check in. We go up to the eighth floor of the Masquerade Tower and the room and hallways are in a word,shit. Mrs. is REALLY pissed but we're so tired we slept there and I promised I'd get us out of there in the am,no matter what. Maybe tomorrow will go better?