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    Senior Member AUA1989's Avatar
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    DH always adds 10 minutes to the time we need to leave the house because WE WILL go around the block when I say, "I forgot the camera", "I forgot my glasses when I put in my contacts", I forgot my Rx", "I forgot to leave a note for my mom", "I forgot the charger", etc. etc. He didn't go back when I said I forgot my mind.

    Those were not all in the same year, it happens each time we leave for a vacation.

    I now have a ready-to-go at the drop of a hat toiletry bag. It has everything we'd need for any destination.

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    AUA1989, reminds me of this incident which I wrote for my blog a few years back...

    "The Easy Way to Awaken At 4 am?
    The morning of the Aruba trip has arrived. What is the quickest way to awaken someone at 4 am besides someone telling you that your house is on fire??? All they need to do is say,

    "Wake up, I cannot find our daughter's passport".

    Oh my goodness. Shocked me awake and darn nearly took my breath away. Dh had already been searching for 5 minutes before he woke me. C. cannot enter Aruba without ID. No U.S. citizen can enter Aruba without a passport.

    Preparing to pack, he had left the passports and e-tickets and confirmations on the bed in one of our spare bedrooms. When I packed I took everything and placed it into the front compartment of the carry on bag. The same place we had placed the documents in the past.

    Thank goodness dh is extremely organized. He went into the compartment this morning to make sure everything was there and obviously it was not. Everything else was there, e-tickets, hotel confirmation, dh's passport, my passport, but NOT our daughters. Checked to make sure it was not stuck to one of the other passports, mixed in with any of the paperwork or even stuck to the plastic lining the inside of the compartment. No luck there either.

    Dh dug out her birth certificate which may have been okay for entry to Aruba, but for some reason it does not have a "raised" seal which is supposedly required. So we began searching any of the other likely spots. C. was awake by this time so she and I went back through the spare bedroom to see if it was still atop the bed, had fallen on the floor or was even under the bed. Needless to say, it was not there either. Next we went to an antique wooden box I keep in my closet with important papers. Pulled everything out one by one and definitely not there either. Then on to a small Longaberger basket I keep atop my dresser for other assorted stuff important enough to keep, but not important enough to go into the box in the closet. Again, pulled everything out piece by piece, one by one and not there.

    I was beginning to rack my brain for where else I could even search? At the same time, trying not to panic. In the meantime, Dh was searching high and low downstairs. He went back to the carry on, opened it up and took everything out piece by piece and 'lo and behold it was on the bottom of the bag. We have no idea in God's green Earth how it got there and are extremely thankful it was found. NOW we are at the airport waiting four our flight to Aruba."

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    The first time to Aruba we spent a night by our airport to catch a very early flight to Aruba the next morning. I woke up right before the alarm went off, sat straight up in bed and practically screamed SWIMSUITs. I forgot to pack any swimsuits. Found one on the island but it wasn't the best fitting and had to wear it everyday. I never made that mistake again.

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    i am reading this thread smiling and thinking just how lucky all of us are to have been able to "find" or "purchase" our missing or lost items.

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    Clark Howard's 18 things you forgot in packing :)


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    #10 is funny. For some reason I don't see Clark Howard using mousse. But, a good list indeed.

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    I just love my daughters quote as we leave for the airport...."there's nothing a credit card can't buy", as we ask if we have everything...lol


    charlie

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    So this trip.... I was all settled under the palapa ready to take a picture of one of my favorite scenes in Aruba.... The underside of the palapa...... and the batteries died.... we forgot the charger! There's always next year!

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    Oh No.

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    For Christmas one year, my mom bought my son a "thing" that we weren't sure what it was. She got it real cheap at Brookstone, it had no box or directions, and she said it charged "something". Well, we finally figured it out right before this last trip. It's a device that you plug in to the wall and then there are ports on the device to charge a multitude of electronics. There are pockets to store all the other charging cords, so everything was in one place.

    Now, we need to not forget the "thing", which we have termed the charging hub.

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