Italy on our first anniversary. The thought of putting a honeymoon on credit just seemed bad. So we saved our first year and paid for the trip with cash. It felt so good and the trip was so worth it. Italy was a perfect place to visit from just after Christmas through early January. That is the season where there is almost no visitors and most Italians are on vacation to other places. You get the entire place to yourself. Our tour guide kept telling us how all these almost empty museums in the summer are packed like sardines and the lines wrap around the buildings to get in. We just walked into each museum and had the places to ourselves.
Morano glass lamp that we purchased as our gift to us. My wife backpacked this lamp for a week in her day bag because it was going to cost us an additional 75 bucks to ship back to the states. This was the only item we put on credit for the entire trip. That was to have the insurance on it in case of theft.
I open the mail and low and behold it is a check for $18.04 made out to me. The fine print on the bottom discussed how there was an antitrust suit with Visa and MasterCard on FX (foreign exchange) transactions from 2000 to 2006. That puts it right at our honeymoon. We did have to pay a hefty fee when we purchased the beautiful lamp that hangs in our entry way. Is this a sign from god that I married the right person for life or is this just a weird coincidence with our ten year anniversary coming up? In my heart I know that my wife is who was made to be with this crazy camping diabetic and that this is just god giving me $18.04 to help with our anniversary dinner!