Hilariously horrible vacation stories!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Hilariously horrible vacation stories!
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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 3:22pm
Family Vacation Horror Stories: 12 Crazy (and Hilarious) Travel Mishaps

Injury, illness and trouble with the TSA, these stories will make you feel better about your own family travel nightmares.

http://www.ivillage.com/travel-mishaps-and-family-vacation-disasters/6-b-434839

I don't think I can beat any of these, though our trip to Panama a few years ago was close. DS - who was always a difficult baby to begin with - was extra crabby. A few days later I came down with the most painful flu or cold I've ever had....I assume that was what he had to. It made the first week of our trip pretty miserable. The following week DH ran over my foot with the rental car. Surprisingly nothing was broken, well, maybe my spirit! :smileytongue:

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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 8:14pm
I've been on a trip to DC with a friend who had flu the entire stay. And DH and I (and most of the rest of our Nile cruise) spent several days each on tha cruise with Tut's Trots... Which would have been OK if we didn't have to endure a 4-hour bus trip to Abu Simbel on a bus with a non-functioning toilet *and* a door to that self-same toilet that didn't close.
And then there was the cancelled flight from Heathrow to DC (wonder what it is about DC!) that was cancelled over the Irish Sea when they found they couldn't get the landing gear up and when we returned to Heathrow it was the full "brace, brace, brace" routine... Only to find they had no crew *and* no plane (but business class and first class got to fly Concorde as did our luggage!)... Only one of many delays and cancellations (one in Tokyo, one in LA) but the worst for a friend who fear air travel as it was!
Nothing I'd call hilarious, though!



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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 9:04pm
Oh goodness, I'd say not! Thank goodness we've never had anything like that happen.
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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 9:45pm

The only one I'd consider Hilarious was the three year old getting past security!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 1:26pm
OH MY GOODNESS! That sounds traumatic. Is that the only time you've had something like that happen? (I hope!) You guys travel so much, I guess you're bound to have an experience like that at some point. So glad no one was hurt!
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