June 1st, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Curse

Posted by Lifecruiser in Odditys


This happened during 2004-2005:

1. Our first romantic trip together, a short 48 hours cruise to Finland with a snow storm and me getting…uhum… stomach turnings, read about it here if you missed it:
The turbulent Finland cruise.

2. As soon as we came to Portugal the weather turned bad, it was excellent just before… It switched just like that [*poff*] when we landed there…

3. Bad weather in Paris except from the afternoon when Mr Lifecruiser proposed to me, when the sun was shining and the birds were chirping and the love flowing… which saved that memory for ever :-)

4. In Iceland, where we expected bad weather we got excellent weather, but Mr Lifecruiser got some kind of small whiplash injury from a rough jeep tour in the glacier area instead…

5. We had to cancel 2 months vacation in South Asia because we both got Pneumonia only weeks before the departure and then the Tsunami came…. We lost some money on the cancel, but we didn’t feel up to it by then. Too much pictures from the CNN news of the Tsunami were tormenting us in our minds. On top of that it often comes a lot of diseases afterwards. We were not in the shape of facing anything like that after our pneumonia. It took us months anyway to get well.

6. We had bad weather when we went to London (not that unusual ;-) except from a few hours the last day…

7. I had a very bad cold with fever for one week in Spain and the other week it was bad weather and they haven’t had that bad winter before that and spring weather for ages… But I guess we were somehow lucky, because we were in Fuerteventura which is an island near to Africa and in Madrid it even began to snow! Eeeek… See my goose pimples here or picture proof of my tissue fashion here.

8. One week before going to Scotland I got appendicitis and they had to remove my appendix. I went to Scotland anyway, but was “not really in shape”. Hm. I had to have the stitches removed somewhere and Miss Ass. Lifecruiser came up with a brilliant backup plan before the trip: a Vet! That made me feel really safe to go… But I did find a local hospital out on the islands. It was like being thrown back in time several decades… A very interesting experience that I wouldn’t want to be without! The doctor had a very long BEARD… but he was very professional.

9. It rained every day for about 4 weeks in a row when we were at Fårö (island outside Swedens east coast) last summer. During that time, there were also a lot of other unpleasant happenings I won’t write about here. Let’s just say that it made me and Mr Lifecruiser even more close to each other, if it’s possible to be closer… And I still count Fårö as the most beautiful recreation place ever.

10. We’ve been to the U.S. too, but as far as we count we still haven’t really been there. It was a catastrophy. We hadn’t planned that trip ourself like we use to and there was business and family matters involved too. The weather was not the problem this time. I even managed to lose 3 kilo (6,6 pounds) due to lack of food when we were there. I needed that extra weight, so it was a problem. Next time we go to the U.S. we’ll be fabulous, I’m sure, because we’ll plan it on our own.

11. In South America I had about two whole days before I got a very bad stomach infection. I was close to be needed to have some medical care, but bearly managed without it. It took me about two weeks to get kind of in shape again, before we had to travel to the next country. We had problems to get out of one country and had to pay penalty, because some jerk had put the wrong stamp in our passports and problems to get to the other. We missed our flight at the first stop because of wrong directions given by 3 different airport staff (!) and had to stay a night on a hotel which they had to pay. Almost a night, we came there late and was given an early flight the morning after. Which left us with about 4 hours of sleep.
When we arrived at our beach resort I had one wonderful afternoon there before I in the evening got fever and a sore throat… And my nose…pheeew, it was flooding… I had high fever and couldn’t eat much. The stomach problems came back too. All together with the U.S. trip I lost 9 kilo’s (19.8 pounds) and I wasn’t in need of that weight loss.

12. I may have some bad curse on me, don’t you agree after reading this…? *lol* (At least I’m highly susceptible to illnesses…)

13. Don’t even dare to say anything about our upcoming trip to Ireland…!

NOTE: Why I don’t give up travelling? Because I’m stubborn and crazy - I LOVE IT! It’s all about your own attitude - I decide to have a nice time and I am, despite all that. There is still a lot of very pleasant things in our tripsl too. It had been more boring to stay at home!

- And who knows, maybe I’ve filled my quota with the bad things now…?

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  1. nat said:

    And you’re a glutton for punishment? :lol:

    ENjoy your upcoming trip!!

    Lifecruiser: *coughing* I will enjoy it, no doubt about that!!!

    June 1st, 2006 at 2:24 am

  2. presentstorm said:

    Yikes!!! You may want to stay

    Lifecruiser: No no, not stay at home this time, we did cancel one trip last year, the best of them and I don’t want to be forced to do that ever again! I have faith… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 2:41 am

  3. Happy and Blue 2 said:

    :smile: Your trips sound like mine. At least they aren’t boring.
    Hope the curse is broken. At least a little bit broken..

    Lifecruiser: Exactly, no boring trips here :-) At least I could do with some change of the bad luck subject, something else but the usual bad weather and sickness…. *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 3:09 am

  4. mama kelly said:

    I can’t believe you BOTH got pneumonia … I mean what are the odds!!!!

    Lifecruiser: I know!!!!!! It was just insane. I went ill about a day before Mr Lifecruiser, but I’m more receptive to illness for unknown some reason…

    June 1st, 2006 at 3:25 am

  5. Dariana said:

    OMG! I hate to say it but I think you are cursed, lmao. Unfortunately, I too have the curse. I get sick or have some ill-fated disaster everytime I leave the city, lol. Happy TT and thanks for coming by mine.

    Lifecruiser: I don’t know if I think that is comforting or not, knowing that you also have the curse… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 3:34 am

  6. Norma said:

    You travel as much as I stay home! But we are going to Finland this summer. Fortunately, you’ ve already been there, or I would think you would jinx our trip. LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my TT about cars.

    Lifecruiser: Actually we were away for more than 5 months last year. I’ve been there yes, but don’t you think that Finland may be a little close to Sweden/Me…..? *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:02 am

  7. Janet said:

    I loved reading #3, and laughed my butt off at #8…sorry! I’m not cursed traveling, really, but I do have a title: The Precipitation Queen. You can be sure wherever I go, torrential rain or blizzards will follow!

    My 13 is up!

    Lifecruiser: Maybe we should start a club or something???? *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:06 am

  8. EmilyRoseJewel said:

    Stay home! I think that is your safest bet. Have you ever had an event free trip? My list is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Oh, no, don’t say that *sobbing*. Well, let me see… yes there have been some of them, not so many but it have happened! *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:30 am

  9. Carolyn F said:

    Even with your curse you still make me jealous; I love to travel! My TT is up!

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:51 am

  10. Lyndsay said:

    WOW!!! I don’t even know what to say… except they have at least been memoriable trips. Some people can even recall family vacations.

    (Lips are sealed on the upcoming trip… just bring an extra suitcase filled with anything possible meds, clothes, etc to make this trip safer and healthier). You are going to have a blast!!!! :) Great 13!:grin:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, of course, I always bring my “survival kit”… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:52 am

  11. Sonya said:

    Sorry you stayed sick, but you really got to visit some beautiful places. I would love to take a trip like that, but not being sick and not dealing with weather issues. My T13 is up too!

    Lifecruiser: Me too… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:55 am

  12. libragirl said:

    Man, I was gonna say I want to travel with you because you go to cool places, but never mind. If you come to the US…and I hope you do, I love it here…give warning so we can Lifecruise protect the place. We’ll put up those cushions they use to prevent kids from getting hurt. :razz:

    Lifecruiser: Geez, thanks. I think. *lol*. I did send out a warning last time before we went there… Did you miss it?

    June 1st, 2006 at 4:59 am

  13. Pink Chihuahua Princess said:

    This is so funny because my friend from college has this same curse. She has never in her life been on a vacation that didn’t have some sort of disaster. It doesn’t matter if its a short or long trip the car will break down or someone gets hurt or sick or in a car wreck etc. Good luck on future travels!

    Happy Thursday!

    Lifecruiser: Hm… wow, this was encouraging.. *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 5:10 am

  14. PixiePincessMom said:

    Wow, remind me not to take you on a trip. J/K. Sounds like you’ve been around. My sister is getting married in Iceland this year; I’d give anything to be able to be there. Hoping your next trip is simply awesome, carefree & uneventful! :-)

    Lifecruiser: Wow, what a pity you cant go there, Iceland is AWESOME! It’s like being on another planet or something! One of our absolute favourite trips actually! Very beautiful and magical country.

    June 1st, 2006 at 5:12 am

  15. Nancy Dowd said:

    Yikes! But the good thing is you are going to Ireland and we all know that only good happens in the land of the green fields!!! Great list! -Nancy

    Lifecruiser: Yes, you’re right - I hope!

    June 1st, 2006 at 5:38 am

  16. Undercover Angel said:

    You are so lucky to get to travel so much. I have never been to any of those places - but I would love to go to any one of them. It’s too bad that things go wrong when you travel. Maybe your luck will change soon. My TT is up.

    Lifecruiser: I keep my fingers crossed…*lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 6:28 am

  17. dawn said:

    goodness, the only cursed trip I was on, a tall ship in a huricane…give new meaning to sea sickness

    Lifecruiser: Oh, it’s awful, a hurricane must be even worse than a storm. I was quite sure we wouldn’t sink or anything, but in a hurricane… pheeeeew!!!!!! Then you have to worry for your life too. I’m glad you made it :)

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:00 am

  18. susan said:

    WOW, im amazed on how many misfortunes happened to you, I’m sympathize at #11 the most, it’s like one incident after another is just plain sucks! hehehe well good thing is that you dont give up on travelling because of those, I wish I could travel like you and have a great trip to Ireland!!!!!

    Happy T13, mine is up.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Well, it was really typical too because #11 was a total DREAM come through otherwise, so it was a pity I couldn’t fully do everything while there. But, that’s life, just to embrace the facts and move on. Accept the situation and do the best of it, that’s all we can do :-)

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:47 am

  19. Fatedhearts said:

    I need to lose weight and you dont even try but lost it! wow i envy you hehe. Sorry you have so many bad things on your trips, my god you’ve been to alot of places!! I really wish I could travel around the world!! I remembered about Tsunami as well and it’s probably the best that you didnt go there but still you guys got pneumonia…..oh well, I’m glad you’re going to another trip to Ireland!Have FUN!!

    Lifecruiser: Yes. It’s unfair, I know. The big problem is that I’m having trouble getting some of them back again. I’m eating and eating and eating… It’s not that fun that you can think, to be forced to eat like this. And maybe I got my lack of iron because of the wieght loss or at least made it worse. So now we haven’t travelled for a while because I’m still recovering from that. Still probelm with hair loss even if it has decreased a little - it’s still not normal, I’m going bald *sigh*

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:50 am

  20. Christine said:

    I think it is better to be cursed and travel, then to stay home and be well! Here’s to your next adventure, may it be just as memorable !

    Lifecruiser: I will not challenge the curse, but it’s still very fun to travel yes, and more boring at home :-)

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:53 am

  21. mar said:

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…sorry about this curse, but it might be over now, after all you’ve gone through. Your willingness to further travelling only shows the optimist and positive person you are. Enjoy Ireland and take many pics to share!!! happy TT, mine is up.

    Lifecruiser: Oh, boy I must be really strong now *lol*. Yes, I’m an optimist. I think it’s the best way to tackle life. Always see things from the bright side - everything gets more fun then. And why be grumpy? It’s only me myself that looses then. I’m the one that would get most hurt by that.

    June 1st, 2006 at 9:32 am

  22. Cheryl said:

    I have to say I’d put up with all those things to visit half those places.
    I also wanted to say ‘nice list’, because it is, but apparently the phrase is a naughty no-no this week!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, you seem to get a grip over my way of seeing things, it’s still so worth it. I love to travel, I just wonder why I have to put up with these “side effects”… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 10:27 am

  23. Chaotic Mom said:

    I wish we’d travel more, but YIKES! Now you have me a bit worried about hitting the road! Hmmm… I wonder what those travels would have been like with three little boys to add to the mix…

    Lifecruiser: Don’t even mention it! *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 12:29 pm

  24. Louise said:

    I’m never going on holiday with you - no matter how much you beg.

    I’m sure you must have hit your limit of curses. I’m sure, really.

    Lifecruiser: I can understand you saying that *lol* Hm… Well, you might think I would have hit the limit now. we’ll see if it is true…

    June 1st, 2006 at 1:34 pm

  25. Debbie said:

    So putting aside all the bad weather you have been to some very interesting places! You do travel alot and must enjoy it to keep on traveling! Thanks for the share!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we try to really pick our destinations most of the time. Like Ireland, we’ve wanted to go there for ages both of us, so we’re really looking forward to this one.

    June 1st, 2006 at 2:00 pm

  26. Karen said:

    Ick. we tend to have rain follow us, but nothing like your list!! hmmm, remind me not to go with you!!

    Lifecruiser: I do warn here when I go somewhere, so you all can avoid going there the same time ;-)

    June 1st, 2006 at 2:25 pm

  27. Karen said:

    Girl! I would be tempted to give up traveling with all that, but like you said, Traveling is so much fun! I will be thinking about you and the trip to Ireland! Have a great time!
    My TT is up!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I love it. To experience different countries; culture, food, architecture, music, people, nature, shopping. Couldn’t ask for more. I’m sure we’ll have a blast on this one!!!

    June 1st, 2006 at 3:20 pm

  28. Kelly said:

    What’s with you and the bad weather Lifecrusier?

    I’m jealous your going to Ireland, I want to go so bad!!

    Fabulous T13!

    Lifecruiser: I don’t know, you tell me! Maybe it’s all that dancing I’m doing, maybe it’s a rain dance? *lol* Well, Ireland is a fabulous country so I’m really looking forward to it. OK, a little bit anxious too… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 3:40 pm

  29. tnchick said:

    You’ve got a good memory - or did u take notes? ;)

    Lifecruiser: Well, lets just say that it’s etched into my memory… or on to my cornea!

    June 1st, 2006 at 6:11 pm

  30. Wendy said:

    Holy smokes. More than anything I am blown away by all the places you have been. What a great life you must lead!!!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we are. As simple as that :-)

    June 1st, 2006 at 6:42 pm

  31. wendy boucher said:

    What a list! I’m a big traveler too but I don’t think I’ll be trying to travel with you, if you don’t mind. I’m usually pretty charmed.

    Lifecruiser: Hm.. no one wants to go with me… I’m glad that Mr Lifecruiser still does!

    June 1st, 2006 at 6:49 pm

  32. sisiggy said:

    When you come to the U.S., you can stay with us, but you have to stay healthy or else we lock you in the guest room with its adjoining bath and slide your meals under the door. And there’s not much that slides under a door…

    Lifecruiser: Thank you for the invitation… I think… *lol* But aren’t you afraid that the hungry monster will scratch that new door in your new house into pieces…?! Hm… actually that sounds much like our last U.S. trip, so maybe that’s what they did!!! Except from the fact that they forget to slide something under… *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 6:53 pm

  33. something blue said:

    Bad weather follows me around too. You are very lucky to have experiences in all those different places. I love to travel and hope to visit more spots of the world. There is so much to discover. Ireland will be magnificent. Have a wonderful trip!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks, we will!!!!!!

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:10 pm

  34. Frances said:

    You oughta write a book!
    Hope the next trip is excellent.
    Take care,

    Lifecruiser: Oh, my, that would keep me occupied for several years yes!*lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 7:48 pm

  35. astrocoz said:

    I know a guy who spent about $3000 on a trip to Europe with his friends, only to get the sniffles and fly back home 2 days after getting there. He wasted so much money for a little cold. I’m glad you continued on and got the most that you could out of it, because those are the times you laugh at later!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

    Lifecruiser: No way I would fly home again!!! Oh, no, if I’m there I’m going to explore it, if I’m so have to crawl around *lol*

    June 1st, 2006 at 8:25 pm

  36. Mom Nancy said:

    Wow, you really have traveled a lot. I’m sorry you had such a traumatic year! My daughter had a stomach thing when we were in Paris and Lourdes and literally wouldn’t eat anything! However, she didn’t get sick. She did get migraines every time we flew across the ocean.

    Thanks for visiting my list!

    Lifecruiser: Migraines is no game… *shivers* I’ve had it all my life until about 5 years ago and I’m so happy I got rid off it! Pheeew…

    June 1st, 2006 at 8:33 pm

  37. Lady Jane said:

    Goodness! You’ve been quite a number of places (and had some bad luck). :) I’m quite jealous that you have been to London and Scotland.

    Lifecrusier: You should be, beacuse it’s wonderful places to go! We’ve been driving around in Scotland, mostly in the highlands and it’s a georgious country with many things to experience. We’ll go there sometime again.

    June 1st, 2006 at 9:02 pm

  38. Dragonden said:

    Wow, you’ve been to a lot of places. Sounds like the weather has either been bad or one of you has been sick when you’ve travelled. That’s too bad. :(

    Sounds like you have a postive attitude about it though- others would have given up by now I’m sure. :)

    Lifecruiser: I prefer to see it positive, it’s more fun and it wouldn’t help at all to be negative :-)

    June 1st, 2006 at 10:56 pm

  39. Wystful1 said:

    I know just what you mean about bad weather…it seems it happens more times that not.

    My T 13 is up

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s really a very strange fact!

    June 1st, 2006 at 11:07 pm

  40. Mummy said:

    Wow…bad weather follows you around!!!

    We had 17 straight days of rain on our honeymoon in france. Then it was heat wave hot for the last 10 days. Fun.

    thanks for visiting my TT

    Lifecruiser: Well, good thing that it was your honeymoon, then you could stay in bed ;-)

    June 2nd, 2006 at 3:51 am

  41. peri said:

    glad to know i am not the only one that get sick with travel. :)
    my t 13 is up too

    Lifecruiser: Welcome to the club ;-)

    June 2nd, 2006 at 4:15 am

  42. Amanda said:

    You definitely have had some pretty bad vacations! Hope your trip to reland is great!

    Lifecruiser: Yes… Thanks, it will be, I’m sure :-)

    June 2nd, 2006 at 2:01 pm

  43. colleen said:

    What I hate is when you rent a cottage by a lake for a week and it rains the whole time.

    I actually forgot yesterday was Thursday! You can read about my 13 time warp today on Friday!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s just not fair…

    June 2nd, 2006 at 2:56 pm

  44. killired said:

    holy cow! that is some crazy stuff to happen! sounds like you have been on some really awesome trips though! wow…my parents have travelled a lot in the past because she used to be a travel agent…knock on wood, the few times i have travelled, have been uneventful! and yes, i do think you’ve fulfilled your quota and you will have an awesome time in ireland… drinking irish beer!!!!!
    thanks for coming to my t13 yesterday, i’m always a little late in getting back to everyone…

    Lifecruiser: Cheers to that… *lol*

    June 2nd, 2006 at 8:44 pm

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