I'm sure we've all had those reoccurring bad dreams that we over slept and missed our flights, or forgot to pack until one had to leave for the airport, or even better- forgot to pack shoes.
On our last trip we actually lived through a bad dream but an hour later we laughed.
On day four we had train tickets purchased to depart at 9:30am out of Barcelona to Perpignon (non refundable if we missed our train). To set the stage, day three was really rough for me since I hardly slept on night 2. After packing my suitcase went to bed around 9:00 on night 3. My husband wasn't tired so he found a pub to have a beer. We didn't set an alarm (we are always early risers).
Well at 8:45am I wake up, look at the clock, think about day and time, and the bad dream hits... I scream "HOLY CRAP, we HAVE TO GO!". We leap out of bad, get dressed, pack and are out the door, pay for our room, run down the street to a corner wher we hail a cab, 10 minutes to the station, find our track, get on the train with 2 minutes to spare. After we recovered from our almost heart attract, we laughed.... Best line from the whole vacation. The funny thing is that in this case, if we missed the train, buying new tickets would only have bee €120, but I guess I didn't have time to process the concequences or cost of alternatives.
So what bad dreams have you lived for real?