So, last night I came home and started to write my blog before going to bed. I had just returned from a Rotary meeting that I really enjoyed and went to get the chip out of my camera to review all of the pictures I took and decide which ones to use in my post. Well, I opened my backpack and there was no camera at all. The camera was gone. I know I didn’t leave the bag anywhere so someone would take it, so I must have left it somewhere. I thought back and there were only two places I visited after I remember taking pictures and before I got home. The two places were the hotel where the Rotary meeting took place and the chocolate store where we bought some chocolate.
So, after a good night sleep hoping that I would find the camera this morning, more for the pictures I took of Drew yesterday than for the actual camera. The pictures we absolutely priceless, watching her make bubbles in Old Town Square in Prague. I have posted 10 of the more than 200 pictures I took in an album on Google+ that you can see. She was in heaven and I was able to capture it all on film (or digital chip these days). We all planned to go down to Old Town Square later in the morning to take a Segway tour, but first I walked down to Old Town by myself to see if I could find the camera. The first stop was the hotel where the Rotary meeting was held. I went to the desk and the restaurant and nobody had a clue about a camera. So, I then headed to the chocolate store where I know I had the camera when I was paying the bill.
I walked into the store and started talking with the young lady behind the counter, who didn’t speak much English. At that moment the store manager was walking in and asked if he could help. I said that I might have left a camera in the store …, and before I could get another word out he said that he had my camera. We walked around the corner to a small locked storage room and he pulled out my DSLR. I showed him the pictures of Drew to prove that it was mine. I was so happy to have the camera back and I really enjoyed the pictures. I also felt relieved that I have my camera to use for the rest of the trip and I don’t need to buy a new one. Ilise thinks that I’m the luckiest person in the world, but to me it’s just all part of the journey. The harder you work the luckier you get!
We spent the next 3 hours on a Segway tour around Prague that I will share in a separate post, but for now I have my camera back and it’s time to go to sleep!
To a life well lived, indeed!