things you have lost on a trip

Oct 25th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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More lost items then I want to remember mireaux.

One time in a small town in N/W Italy an Italian friend of ours managed to get us tipsy the night before we were to fly home. The next morning we were rushing to get packed and organized for the flight. I got home to discover I had left a drawer full of items in the hotel room including two beautiful Italian belts and I gorgeous cuff braclet my husband had bought me when were on Capri. Our Italian friend checked with the hotel but they said nothing had been turned in. I hope whoever took them is enjoying them.

I had a diamond necklace and braclet stolen when on a cruise. Stupid me I had laid them on the chest of drawers one night while getting ready for bed and then forgot about them.

The almost "ooooops" however was we almost forgot our daughter. She was about ten years old and we were at SFO the night before Thanksgiving to pick up her college age sister who managed to not board her flight to come home. Hours and hours later after much stress and a lot of help from the airline employees she arrived on the last flight. We were exhausted as was our little daughter who had laid down on a bench and had fallen asleep. When her sister arrived we started leaving in a hurry and about two minutes later an airline employee came running after us to remind us we had left our daughter sound asleep on the bench. I think they were quite happy and relieved when we left the airport, lol.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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I hope you gained a wonderful memory.

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Oct 25th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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During a move, we had a small uhaul with us as well. Leaving a hotel one morning, it was a bit chaotic with the 2 kids (one who had emergency stitches earlier in the day) and 2 pets. As we were leaving the hotel we felt a bump, as if we had run over something. DH and I figured it was a speedbump thatwe had not paid attention to. Nope...a few hours later I realized it was my bag. All of my clothes for the trip!

This was before cell phone, so we had to wait for a rest stop to find a phone. Thankfully someone had turned my bag into the hotel and they had it. They sent it to our new address, but I still had a day before I had any other clothes to wear, lol!
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Oct 25th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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On our trip to Seattle two weeks ago, DH left his glasses in the seat pocket in the airplane. Last year, the car keys dropped out of his pants pocket on the airplane - so he had to call a locksmith when he got back to the airport upon his return.

For me, it's been my hairbrush in a hotel room in Bluefield, WVA (still miss that hairbrush), a sock in a taxicab in New Orleans, and my camera on the floor of a rental car - it had all the pictures from my brothers second wedding - fortunately not a marriage to remember anyway.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Sunglasses, sunglasses, sunglasses.

My wife lost an earring going around the loop of the New York New York roller coaster.

In NYC, the baby lost his Avent bottle. (More like we lost his bottle) Could not find this brand anywhere in Manhattan.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 12:49 PM
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A few of my fears. (I like to think so, anyway.)
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Oct 25th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Just remembered, a friend brought me a beautiful pair of gold hoop earrings from Italy.

A year later while in Italy, staying at a hotel in Isernia, after my shower and washing my hair I discovered I was missing one of the hoops. It had obviously gone down the shower drain.

I was heartbroken but then decided the earring had been homesick and wanted to return to Italy for good.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Mini expensive camara in Palm Beach.
Jacket in Homer Alaska.
Car key on slopes of Sunday River. (Found by some miracle.)
Sunglasses on plane to Paris.
Hat in Germany.

Yikes, had not realized how irrisponsible I am before this.

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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:13 PM
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Once I lost my patience, the lesson learned: don't travel with my father's woman.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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On my first trip to Europe I lost my camera on Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, hence I lost all Swiss pics of that trip.

To make up for that loss, I have had no choice but to return to Switzerland many times since.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:23 PM
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I guess no one will top HappyTrails on this thread!
I've lost "odds & ends", but the only thing I really got bothered about was 2 rolls of exposed film in Cuba. I'd gone on a day trip to Santiago from Holguin (over 2 hrs), gone to a hotel for lunch, taken everything out of my purse searching for nail clippers, and apparently left the film on the seat of the booth. Of course, I didn't notice it until I was back in Holguin, & I didn't even know the name of the hotel. So no pictures of the photogenic fort in Santiago-- sigh.
My parents once lost a folding chair from a roof rack during a camping trip. Since they didn 't notice for three hours, we can only hope there was no horrendous accident right behind them!
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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Forgot that the wife left a shopping bag on a cable car in SF. It was clothing, but luckily not that expensive.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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. . . Dignity, composure and temper

On separate trips . .

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Oct 25th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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In New Orleans I lost my sense of decorum, my lunch, my wallet, and a skirt (don't ask). Otherwise I have lost a watch. On the other hand I have never lost my appreciation of other people and places or my sense of humor.
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Oct 25th, 2007, 09:36 PM
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Some weight & a coat.

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Oct 26th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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I had been working on a big beading project - a loomed tartan sash of my great-grandmother's McKenzie tartan, made entirely of beads. I had finished one half (about 2.5 feet long, 3 inches wide) and was working on the second half, and took it on the plane for a weekend trip to visit a friend in NJ. On the way back, I must have left the completed half on the plane, because it was missing when I returned. ARGH! It was about a month-and-a-half's worth of work.

I finished the third half in a week.

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Oct 26th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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USA and Europe are littered with nightgowns and robes I have left hanging on the bathroom doors. I left an expensive scarf in a restroom in Chicago and later saw a woman wearing it. I left a camera in a NYC cab back in 1986(?) Statue of Liberty rededication weekend when there were over a million extra visitors and the natives were supposed to be extra nice. Cabbie had overheard our saying where we were staying and left the camera there for us. (And everyone WAS so extra nice that weekend...must have been a terrible strain because the Monday after, a guy went beserk on the Staten Island Ferry with a sabre, and there were severalother incidents...back to normal.) And, I have lost film several times so have no record of the Amalfi Coast, or Greenwich, or several other places.
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Oct 26th, 2007, 08:13 AM
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On a spring break trip, when my son was in 4th grade, he was so diligent and did all his homework on the plane. When we got home, he couldn't find the homework folder anywhere. We realized he'd left it in the seatback pocket. A call to the airline confirmed that we'd probably never get it back. One of his teachers (science/math) said she wouldn't make him re-do the work. The other (English/social studies) made him re-do everything.

I lost a pair of sunglasses when I bent to look over the side of the Great Wall of China.

We left a camera on a picnic table at a highway rest stop in France. We realized immediately after pulling back onto the highway, turned around and went back to look for it. It was gone.

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Nov 19th, 2007, 08:41 AM
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when I went Glacier National Park this summer, I took two pairs of Zen-ray summit binoculars. My son forgot to attach the lenscap to the neckstrap and lost it when we were doing some hiking.
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Interesting phrasing. Were you wearing the skirt at the time?
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