Trouble In Paradise

Considering it is 3:19AM, I better make this a quick one…
Well since I last blogged about Summer heading to the Bahamas on the first leg of her journey… she’s experienced a little turmoil, shall we say?!?  We didn’t hear a word from the Miss for about 24 hours, which is typical.  But late on Sunday we got a call that all four of her bags, everything but the carry-ons, had not made it to the hotel.  And for whatever reason, she had packed her Visa/debit card that we have joint access to in her luggage… that was lost.  She also hadn’t paid on her Citibank Visa, as she was suppose to, with funds from the account/card that was lost, before she left.    So, when she tried to use her low on funds Visa in the Bahamas, they put a security hold on it.  Plus Summer had no cell phone, because she voluntarily had her service suspended for the duration of the trip, since there isn’t service available in most of the countries she is visiting.  And… calls from the hotel were running about $3.00 per minute.  Gosh, does the fun ever really stop???  She also was very low on cash because she paid $200.00 for excess baggage at LAX in cash and odds and ends on the way there… figuring she would just get cash at the ATM when she arrived…and thereby not take a chance of losing it or having cash stolen.
But to make a very long story short… I lost about two nights of sleep and acquired a few new grey hairs.  But I eventually managed to creatively get the Miss some funds while American Airlines finally found and delivered the missing bags to the Atlantis Paradise Hotel today… only about 48 hours after they should have arrived. 
Seems the Miss did get a little sunning and partying in… and she boards the MV Explorer this morning at 10:00AM, which will set sail for Venezuela sometime in the afternoon.
I just jotted off a bon voyage email to Summer pointing out that she should have clear sailing from this point on, considering all the rough seas she has already weathered on this trip… including missing hurricane "Katrina" in Florida by a day, which is what indirectly caused the baggage delays.
And afterall, where better to be stranded, even without luggage or much cash, than in Paradise?!?
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About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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