Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weird Vacation Memories

I haven't been able to write this week with being on vacation.  If you didn't hear, however, we had an interesting experience while in Canada. I know this will be a fun family memory someday, but while we're trying to replace everything, all I can do is scratch my head and wonder.

On our second to last day in Canada, the other car in our caravan was broken into and the thief stole all the nickels in the cup holder but left the dimes, then they went through the entire car and stole all the mints that were in it.  They also took a 72 hr. kit, some purple sheets, an old iPod, a ring full of keys, a hair straightener, women's sunglasses, and a backpack.

My kids all had their own theories---one son thought that maybe the thief took the nickels to fight off a zombie attack because dimes wouldn't do much good in a slingshot (I had no idea I needed to stock up on nickels in case of a zombie attack!) Another son thought that perhaps the thief was making a Barney costume with the purple sheets and needed the other items for props in their Barney production. Another theory was that the thief was a hobo who had terrible breath and really liked 72 hr. kit food. (Maybe the thief needed the mints for after they ate the 72 hr. kit food?)

Regardless, we were very grateful that the thief threw my daughter's journal and scriptures out of the backpack before they stole it. Those items are priceless. (But the thief probably could have used the scriptures themselves for reading material. Just sayin')

Ahhh, family vacation memories!

Have you ever had something like this happen to you?


Jon Spell said...

I don't know, but it sounds like you could write a story around it.

The nickels, but not the dimes, is very curious. Is there a Canadian coin that's larger (like a nickel) and worth more? (Or were these Canadian nickels and dimes?) Maybe the thief has arthritis or other nerve damage and just couldn't pick up the dimes.

Backpack to carry the loot, and sheets to wrap a body in? Hmmmmm.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Haha, I never thought about the body-wrapping thing. I should have! They were American nickel and dimes, so who knows. So bizarre!

Debra Erfert said...

I'm glad you didn't have a computer laptop in that van. That might've been stolen and hocked. Mike says that the thief was OCD and therefore the items were of particular value to him. Did a window get broken? Or was a door left unlocked? Just curious.