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?