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Travel Mishaps

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I'm really not sure why my husband and I travel alone together anymore. We literally can't go anywhere without having something happen or go wrong. Its almost become comical now and something that we just assume. So let's hope that I don't come back from my cruise with some horrible story and maybe the curse is broken!

The worst trip was our honeymoon....
Sure this is supposed to be a time when you're all lovey dovey and so madly in love and just have the best trip of your life . . . well that's a little difficult to do when you end up in a hotel where there are blood stains on your sheets and used bandaids floating in the pool. Ready to go home now? Well so was I! After many a angry conversation with people who couldn't understand me, two days later we finally switched hotels. Problem solved, right?

Wrong. . . We switched hotels and were super happy with our new accommodations and all was going well . . . Until we decided to do an excursion that included jet ski's and snorkeling. Let's just say my husband was driving, the steering wheel caught his hand, he tried to jump off the moving jet ski that I was on the back of, I yelled, he sat back down, and the gulf of Mexico is now home to his wedding band. He felt horrible. Yes it sucks, and yes it was a bummer but we can buy him a new ring.  We tried to enjoy snorkeling and were thankful that at least it was his ring and not mine.

(This is pre - Gulf of Mexico gulping up his ring!) 
Fast forward to later at night, back at the hotel getting ready for a nice dinner. I'm looking through my bag to find my jewelry to wear with my nice dress to dinner. The same jewelry that I wore on my wedding day. GONE. I was heartbroken. Someone had rummaged through our bags at our first hotel while we were sitting on the balcony and taken the necklace, bracelets and earrings I wore at my wedding

. Every time housekeeping had cleaned our room we had been there, so they either went through our bags while we were there, or waited for us to leave. While the jewelry was just something I found at Macy's, it was special. It was what I wore on my wedding day, and it was something I wanted to keep forever.

At this point, I am so frustrated with the entire experience, I am counting down the days when I can go home. We sat at the pool the next day, defeated and irritated, but just trying to enjoy the rest of our trip. It's our honeymoon after all, and this is supposed to be one of the best trips ever! I'm supposed to be so over the moon in love with my husband I can't keep my hands off of him. Well, its a little difficult and not very romantic when said husband ends up with food poisoning. And I don't know about you ladies, but my husband is not the greatest person to be around when he doesn't feel good. Cranky, grumpy, moody, irritable . . . just to name a few ways to describe it.

We were done. . . done with Mexico, done with vacation, and absolutely ready to go home.

Lessons Learned:
1. Don't wear or bring any expensive or sentimental jewelry with you on vacation!
2. Never eat medium done steak in Mexico!
3. Always. Always. Always look on trip advisor at the reviews of hotels before you book your trip (not on the plane ride on the way there)

Throughout the years, we have had lots of other mishaps and speed bumps on trips. And it truly is nearly impossible to go on a trip together without having something go wrong, but nothing even comes close to our honeymoon. Well I guess there our first wedding anniversary when we ended up on a boat in Mexico in the ocean during a horrible thunder and lightning storm and almost died . . . but that's a whole other blog post!


  1. Ah man this sounds rough. Hopefully your next trip will be extraaaa amazing to make up for these last few!

    Tattered to Taylored

  2. Oh, no! What terrible things to happen on your honeymoon. :(

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. I so, so hate this for ya'll. I have to ask, where did you go/stay? I want to make sure I don't ever put these on my radar.

  4. oh man...I am so sorry. hope things get better.

    Would love for you to come join my hop @

  5. I have definitely learned that trip advisor is my new best friend when it comes to booking our honeymoon! Hopefully this trip goes better! :)

  6. Ohh I want to go somewhere warm...I’ve been stuck in polar vortex land for far too long!!!!

  7. Oh my goodness! Hope this trip breaks the streak!

  8. OH my goodness...blood stains?! I couldn't get pass that part! :)