You Win Some You Loose Some

30 Jul

On Wednesday this week, I lost and found my diamond necklace and had my iPad stolen from my luggage, both on the same day. Travel has its perils.


Winery beauty Northern California.

Sitting on the plane as we landed in Mexico City to start our U.S. vacation, my hand went to my throat and my necklace was missing. With an attempt at no drama, we looked through the plane seat and sent messages to our house sitter and friend who drove us to the airport. No luck. There wasn’t much else to do, so we continued with our travels.



Hours later, Lisa pointed incredulously at my foot, “what’s that?” and there was the necklace tangled in my shoe laces! It must have fallen and in my 3 a.m. stupor, I tied it into the bow! How crazy is that? I was feeling pretty smug at not having gotten upset at the possible loss of my beloved necklace. Not so fast, the day was young.


Blooming artichoke.

Any way you look at it, travel these days is getting more stressful, especially international travel. There’s the luggage, fees, passports, immigration paperwork, security, finding your gate, layovers, delays etc. etc. In our case, all is negotiated in Spanish.


Who doesn’t love goats at a winery ❤️ she looks pregnant.

We landed without further event in San Francisco. The plane arrived thirty minutes early. We slid through immigration and ran to catch an earlier shuttle than we expected for the two hour ride to my daughter’s house. Things were clicking along until I reached into my suitcase to retrieve my iPad. I had it stowed in my checked bag due to newly released security warnings. Drum roll….


The cover was there but no iPad. Our very long day just got longer. Fast forward to today, I have a new iPad and thanks to that mysterious thing called the cloud, my old pad has been erased and a new one restored. I wish I could say that there was no drama. I understand in my head why people steal, but it’s hard not to take it personally. Replacing a device is an inconvenience, not to mention a pain in the ass and an expense. Lesson learned, nothing of value in checked luggage. When we moved to Mexico we had visions of zipping north to visit the grands. Not as easy as we though and one more thing to consider when making plans to retire in Mexico.



8 Responses to “You Win Some You Loose Some”

  1. LJones July 30, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Oh Alex: I’m happy for you and sad for you…but you’re safe and hopefully about to have a grand adventure. I am in playa now with friends – leave tomorrow for Seattle. See you soon, dear neighbor(s) xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 30, 2017 at 11:32 am #

      We count our blessings and appreciate what is really important in life.


  2. Jack Scott July 31, 2017 at 3:01 am #

    Despite the inconvenience and expense, better the iPad went than the necklace?

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 31, 2017 at 9:06 am #

      Absolutely the truth. The necklace was of much more value and irreplaceable.


  3. emilievardaman July 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    So sorry about the iPad! But hooray for finding the necklace. For some reason I no longer get your blogs in my email. Jack’s too. In fact, I have received NO blogs from anyone for about a month. I have no idea why. I am still signed up to get them. Wonder what’s going on?

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 31, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

      You’re not the first person to tell me that.


  4. Karen August 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    Remember when you could lock your luggage? Glad you found the necklace!!!

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