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The Worst Kind Of Souvenir July 21, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Humor, Travel & Leisure.

On summer vacations, picking up a bug is the WORST kind of souvenir to bring home.

My advice?

Stick to postcards!


Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - July 21, 2018

Oh no! I hope you or BFF feel better soon, Nancy. I love to receive postcards.

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

Thanks, Jill. We’re great ~> I wrote this for a neighbor down the street who went on a cruise and came back with a whopper of a cold.

I love getting postcards too! As a kid, I had an album where I collected pc’s sent from around the world by my grandparents ~ Turkey, Morocco, the British Isles, Australia, etc.

Jill Weatherholt - July 21, 2018

Oh no…well at least your neighbor didn’t have to deal with the Norovirus that known to set sail on cruise ships. I kept an album of postcards, too! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

Getting waylaid with the Norovirus is NOT the best way to enjoy a cruise. 😯

2. Joanne Sisco - July 21, 2018

Ugh – I hope this hasn’t literally happened!!

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

Thanks! We’re fine . . . in fact, after a STELLAR night’s sleep last night, I am full of vim and vigor today!

Joanne Sisco - July 21, 2018

Most excellent!

3. Rainee - July 21, 2018

Hope you are okay! We don’t have holidays very often – watching videos of far flung places usually does it for us!

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

Same here, Rainee. We did two long road trips last summer and two short road trips in December and January. Since then, we’ve stayed pretty close to home.

4. Kate Crimmins - July 21, 2018

Sounds like you know from experience.

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

It has happened, but we are both fit as a fiddle today! Yay!

These days, I tend to get “stomach distress” while traveling which can make for L-O-N-G car rides due to frequent “rest stops.” 😦

5. Tippy Gnu - July 21, 2018

Hope you get better soon. Be careful with those post cards. Lots of people with germy hands handle them on the way to their destinations.

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

We are NOT as clean as we think we are . . .

Case in point ~> Imagine the variety of germs and bacteria on the handle of a supermarket shopping cart. Not only from people with colds but also from those handling packages of uncooked pork & poultry.

It shivers me timbers! 😯

6. Val Boyko - July 21, 2018

Glad you are doing okay Nancy. We must have some resilience with all the money exchanging hands too!

nrhatch - July 21, 2018

Good point! Here’s to keeping our immune systems at full mast!

7. Behind the Story - July 21, 2018

I did come home with a nasty bug from my trip to Taos and Santa Fe. I’m glad it waited instead of spoiling the trip.

I like sending postcards to people. I hope they enjoy getting them as much as I do.

nrhatch - July 22, 2018

I’m reading a book by Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent ~ Travels in Small Town America. During his visit to Santa Fe, he visited the Loretto Chapel . . . which brought your post to mind.

When we first got married, I used to take a list of addresses with me on all our travels so I could pop postcards in the mail to parents and siblings and friends. Now I seldom post postcards.

8. Debra - July 22, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever been ill while traveling, but I sure have heard stories! I love post cards, too. My grandmother saved all of hers and I have boxes of them. They’re nothing all that special, but I can’t seem to discard them! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - July 22, 2018

I’d have a hard time discarding them too, Debra . . . especially since postcards are easily stored in shoeboxes.

Maybe you can share them with your granddaughters?

9. Ally Bean - July 22, 2018

Postcards were the best, weren’t they? I loved receiving them, loved sending them. A text with a selfie is just not the same!

nrhatch - July 22, 2018

Agreed ~> a postcard offers a more “tangible connection” to the sender than the flimsy digital link accompanying a texted selfie.

10. L. Marie - July 22, 2018

Oh no. 😧 I hope you feel better.

nrhatch - July 23, 2018

We’re fine . . . it was some neighbors who came home sick from their cruise.

11. mrbillydswritings - July 23, 2018

During the 1970’s and early ’80’s I often went on vacation in Mexico. While I was there, I sometimes developed severe digestive problems, which frequently happens to many tourists traveling in that Latin American Country. The Condition is know as “Montezuma’s Revenge”.
My response was “Revenge? Why me? What did I ever do to Montezuma?”

nrhatch - July 23, 2018

I wonder what it’s called in Egypt? Probably “Mummies Revenge.”

Sometimes our tummies aren’t in tune with our travels ~ instead of meals being an harmonic chord, they become a discordant note.

William D'Andrea - July 24, 2018

Egypt? How about “Cleopatra’s Revenge”?

nrhatch - July 24, 2018

Yes! I’m sure you’re right. πŸ˜€

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