Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The most expensive vacation we've ever taken

We took advantage of the long weekend by taking a trip to Yellowstone. We had already considered it when my sister-in-law called and invited us to spend the weekend at their aunt and uncle's cabin in Island Park. We were excited because that meant we could take our little vacation and we had free lodging.

We drove up Friday after Dave got home from work. The car got great gas mileage all weekend as we drove all around the park, stopping to see bears (10 total), a moose, lots of elk and bison and a coyote.

We only paid for one meal the entire time we were there because Dave's aunt Teresa kept us full on home-cooking.

Sounds like a pretty cheap vacation so far, right?

But on the way out of the park for the last time, I glanced down and saw that the main diamond from my wedding set was gone. All gone.

So if you ever find a princess-cut diamond in Yellowstone (maybe near Old Faithful?), CALL ME.



ETA: I forgot to mention that Dave went back into the park and searched every place we had stopped that day. He knew it was a long shot, but he couldn't leave without trying. Sweet, huh?

10 comments:

Brady & Josie Martinez said...

So Sad Em'... at least you were having fun... and getting your moneys worth (: I will definitely keep an eye out (:

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! That is horrible. :(

MommyJ said...

I gasped out loud for you. I'm thinking that doesn't make you feel any better though. So sorry!

Cheri said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! That's tuff. We go to Yellowstone frequently so if I happen to run across a diamond you're the first person I'll call.

NIKOL said...

I had a friend who once was talking about how much she loved that her husband got a heart-shaped diamond for her wedding ring, and when she lifted her hand to show us, the stone was gone. It was a truly horrible moment.

So sorry! Do you have insurance of some sort? Homeowners or renter's insurance might cover it, if you do.

jen said...

Emily - that's awful news! Check and see if your insurance covers it. My mom lost her diamond once...my dad found it nearly a year later under the floor mat of their truck...so maybe check your car just in case!

Emily said...

Yes, we have checked our car and everything that was in it thoroughly, but no luck so far. And our insurance only covers it incase of fire, theft, etc. Not just plain ol' loss. But if we replace the diamond, I'm thinking it's not a bad idea to get it insured.

I always thought if I lost my diamond that I wouldn't need another diamond because you pay so much for something so small. But now that I have really lost mine, I'm trying to figure out how I feel. Do I get another diamond or go with a fake? I just don't know!

Anne Marie said...

How sad! I have very bad luck with rings...in fact I've lost 3 wedding rings (mostly due to the fact that my weight has fluctuated so much through the years, and my ring falls off when I'm skinny and stays on when I put on weight again). Urgh! So frustrating about your diamond.

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

nice blog!

We live in a Zoo! said...

No insurance? :(