We met Sandra’s Dad around noon in Jacksonville and traded stuff. Layla and Blair were with him and made sure the dogs got some love.
So back on the road, we had about 4 hours to go and since we will eventually hit Canada we started our French language program right away. “Escu-vous comprenez l’anglais?” yeah, that took us about 30 min and was funny as hell the entire time.
So after our first 30 min French lesson we were quiet for a minute when I said something about Canada and just like in “Home Alone” where the Mom remembers that they forgot Kevin, Sandra’s face turned to shock, she got a death grip on the seat and said, “We forgot out passports!”
But 4 hours in to the trip we couldn’t go back. What do we do now? In just over a week we have hotel reservations for 5 nights in Canada, we have all of the papers for the dogs proving their rabies, bordetella, heart worm, distemper and everything else you could possibly need for a dog but we don’t have our passports. How could we forget something like this?
We can’t cancel the hotels because some of them we prepaid using Priceline and got some really great rates. If we decided to skip Canada we would have to rework our entire trip… time to hit the phones!
The problem with calling your neighbor to ask if they can go into your house, dig through your safe and find your FedEx packaging to send you something is that you have to tell them your alarm code, your safe code, have them dig through your valuable documents and then pull out your FedEx account number and send whatever they have pulled out of your safe to a destination that you hope to be in a day or to. And you hope that is all they do because they already know you are going to be gone for a while. A little nerve racking to say the least.
But lucky for us our friend Lisa, who I’ve know forever, was going to be able to stop by our house. Also lucky for use that we hid a key in case of emergencies because we had just changed our locks everyone that had a key had the old key. We had done almost everything we could to make this trip into Canada go wrong, now all we had to do was decide where to have her send the passports because most of our stops were campgrounds until we got to Canada anyway!
Another phone call later and we made sure we could send everything ahead to our friends Ann and Ryan who we would see in a few days. So crisis averted, and now we knew what to do incase we forgot anything else…