By Faye Hazel
July 27, 2017 1:33pm CST
I hope you're not tired of hearing of tales of my Las Vegas trip. I went in 2012 - and as I typed up my first post about it, I was reminded of the duck that was alright (my second post about an incident in Las Vegas) and as I typed that up - I attached someone's else's Youtube video ... because my camera was stolen in Vegas. Technically I don't know if it was stolen or lost and not returned - for you see - I had put an address label on the bottom of it with my phone number and address so it could be returned. It was our last morning in Las Vegas -- and there was this fun little place near the hotel elevators in the casino that served alcoholic slushies. I had a coupon and I thought - "Why not?" - I'm not much of a drinker so I didn't know what the numbers behind the flavors meant. All I know was that "Orange" sounded good and that it had the designation of 181 behind it. (That means a boatload of booze, apparently.) And that was the last I saw of my camera. It is possible that I simply set it down somewhere in my Orange 181 stupor. However it would have been nice for the person finding it to return it to me seeing as my name, address and phone number were attached. It was not an expensive camera, so that's another good thing. The thing that bothers me the most is that my almost full camera card was in it. I had great shots of the sky from the plane, palms, the lights, signs and sights of Las Vegas, my friends and me. (No, no nudes, but there... *ahem* may have been some swimsuit photos on there.) And someone out there had/has those- (along with my name, phone number and address.) That bothers me more than the actual camera. I would have been greatfull if the person finding it could have even just sent the camera card back anonymously ... but no such luck. I assume that someone (who either took it from me, or found it) may well have pawned it for the few dollars they would have received for it. Has anything similar ever happened to you? Link to the Wikipedia article on the Las Vegas casino "The Flamingo" - I probably had lots of photos from that area as we stayed close by.
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7 Dec 17
I am so so sorry you lost your camera. Did you ever get it back or did you get a new one. You had important pictures on it and that is what is hard. I hope it didn't ruin the last day of your trip. I have been to Las Vegas two or three times. It is a very interesting place.
8 Dec 17
@FayeHazel It is a very interesting place to visit. I was there some stages in my life. One was when I lost a lot of weight I enjoyed shopping. I just enjoyed being there with the energy of the people enjoying themselves. I am glad Faye that you got another camera and but sad that you lost some very special pictures on the other one.
• United States
29 Jul 17
Oh, so sorry that happened, Faye. My friends met us for dinner in Rio, a most dangerous city. They were photographing the sunset on the beach, when three men ran towards them, grabbed the camera, cut the man's head with a knife, and tried to steal her handbag. Luckily she flung it out of their path. It was a run and grab. Just too many rotten people in the world.
• Holiday, Florida
27 Jul 17
i hate the loss of photos. why someone would keep them i don't know. worse is the thought they threw them away. had one very old of my mom when she was first married. sent it to a place i always had good luck before to get remade copies for the girls. even insured it. never saw it again. never so stupid as to send anything like that in mail again either
28 Jul 17
oh no sorry to hear that your camera got stolen. That was very bad of the person who stole it. He could have returned it. You have lost so many beautiful pictures and the worst part is that this person has some of your personal details
• United States
30 Jul 17
So true. I thought putting my name and address on there would have been a good move, so incase of loss an honest person could return for a reward. However what I didn't consider was now they have my details... whoops! I'd have been happy even with the camera card returned.