Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Not such smooth start....

This is one of my very favorite posts...because it really was a series of comical errors before I even got out of town.  And the worst part was of course, having to call my husband for his help, not once but twice...with 1 hour of leaving my house. It was not my finest moment.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


Well, things didn't start out as smooth as I would like...

Finally just made it to Portofino Bay Hotel in Universal Studios Orlando.  Much later than I expected.  Everything started off fine...got my nails done and decided, what the heck, I'm not in a rush - I'll get a pedicure too and then hit the road.  Well - somehow between the salon and my car (which is a grand total of about 15 steps) I lost my car keys.  Yes, as dumb as that sounds.  I could not find them, ripped my car apart, pulled everything out of the trunk - no keys.  After 20 minutes and some anxiety, I finally had call Mario - as he has the extra key.  That was the last call I wanted to make - I wasn't five miles from home - he already was worried about me going on this trip and I hadn't even made it to I-95 yet!! Anyway - as I was on the phone I found them.  Off I went - one last stop at Fresh Market on Biscayne Blvd for fruit - and to my horror I realized I could not find my trip files, with my maps, confirmations, house information - basically my life for the next 3 weeks.  I ripped everything apart again and AGAIN had to call Mario who found the files in my closet.  He drove over to Fresh Market with them.  As I waited in my car for him, I fired up my laptop and signed up, right then -  for the Premium Level Super Duper AAA Roadside Assistance Membership.  I figured if I am having this kind of trouble getting out of Miami - what will happen if I get a flat tire on Route 66?  Anyway - Alabama - here I come!!!










14 comments:

Beach House Living said...

Lost keys and maps. Sounds like me!

NanaDiana said...

LOL-Thank God you finally got on the road! The best laid plans of mice and men...didn't someone famous say that?;>) xo Diana

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! Bet you never thought you would make it in the road, Debbie! But at least your nails would have looked good even if you never found your necessities:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I hate when I can't find my keys! AAA was a great idea. Good thing you realized you were missing your files early on!

Debbie said...

LOL I just locked my keys in my trunk last weekend! Hubby had to take a three hour drive to help me. NOT funny at the time.
So glad you finally got yourself going on your trip.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I understand! It was the excitement of leaving. I do agree the AAA was a good idea!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I feel your pain. I locked my keys in the car just last week. Luckily I already have AAA. It seems these things always happen at the most inopportune times like when you are trying to get out of town. Hope the rest of your trip makes up for the rough start. At least your nails will look great!

Della said...

What a rough start to your trip. I hope the rest of it was smooth sailing all the way!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Oh no..at least you can laugh about it now!
-Shelley

michelle said...

Oh my gosh that is too funny! I so would have gotten the AAA too!!! Just think all these little extras only add to the whole experience. ;)
xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, what a start!!! Unreal, isn't it?

XO
Cindy

classic • casual • home said...

You have to start off your trip looking good!!! We are going to New Smyrna for Thanksgiving--meeting our son who is going to UF. Hope the weather is good.

Mario is a good man!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There you are pretty lady! I love your funny start to the trip! I'm off to read the next installment! Keep em coming! I love it! We're in Florida now...YAY!!! ♥♥♥

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Following your trip is so much fun...and you've just begun! I can't wait to hear more!!!