We're preparing for a trip, leaving tomorrow, I started packing last week. I made sure I had my passport and other essentials packed just so I wouldn't forget them in the last minute rush to get things done.
My husband started packing yesterday... And his passport is no where to be found! We stayed up most of the night tearing our house apart, searching our car, going to the office and checking there, interrogating the kids...no passport.
I'm in panic mode, but I called my mother who offered the sage advice that only a medical professional can: Did anyone die? No? Well then the worst case scenario is very disappointing and painful but not devastating. You'll survive.
So DH hoped on a flight to Denver this morning to go to our nearest regional passport office to get an emergency passport replacement. The crazy thing is, the round trip tickets and rental car were cheaper than those expedited passport businesses!
Moral of the story: always keep your passport in the same place, and start packing in advance of your trip so that if you need to suddenly replace a lost passport, get a refill on a prescription, or just need to buy basic travel essentials you'll have plenty of time and warning to do so.
And if anyone else finds themselves in the same situation as we did, here is the link to the official US Government website where you can figure out what to do if your passport is lost or stolen at home or abroad:
Happy travels all, I hope your packing isn't as stressful as mine as been!