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Archive for 12. July, 2008

Tale Of The Earring

No vacation is complete without a few souvenirs, right? When we were at the Grand Canyon, I found this really pretty pair of Earrings and bought them. … along with a few other little things. Back in the car, I dug them out of the bag and wore them. And of course I wore them again the next day. I don’t wear earrings very often because a lot of them start hurting/itching, but these didn’t bother me at all, which I was very happy about. So we find a hotel sometime late that afternoon and decide to just walk over to the restaurant and get dinner to take back to the hotel room and eat. There were two fast food places and Greg went to the one, while the kids and I went to the other, and met back at the hotel. Sometime after dinner, I take my watch, rings and earrings off…… and realize that I was missing one of the earrings!!! Lost, only one day after I bought them! We searched the whole room – nothing! Greg went and searched the hallway and outside, even asked at the front desk to see if anyone had turned in an earring. Nope. Then I walked over to the fast food place and asked if anyone found it, searched everywhere – nothing. We searched again the next morning, and asked again at the front desk, but the earring was nowhere to be found. I still had a glimmer of hope left, because there was a small chance that it might have fallen into the suitcase between the clothes, but I was going to wait until we got home to look. Too much work, to take everything out and put it back. LOL

Fast forward to the very last day of vacation, when we stopped at The Big Texan Steak Ranch.  They had a gift shop next to the restaurant and while Greg waited with the kids until they finished eating, I went to browse through the gift shop and waited for them to meet me there. I came to a small jewelry display with earrings and necklaces and on one side I saw the familiar blue color of my single little earring. Was it possible? At first I found a pair that was similar, but it didn’t look like they had the exact same ones…. when near the bottom I saw them! MY earrings!! Needless to say, I bought them, and now I have a complete pair, plus an extra one. It’s twin is still lost somewhere, unfortunately.