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Old 07-06-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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I had just finished 12 fantastic days visiting many of Alaska's beautiful areas in my rental car. I stopped at the The Millennium Alaskan hotel (in Anchorage) to have a last meal before dropping off my rental and heading to the airport for a long trip home. I noticed the float planes in Lake Spenard and parked around back to watch several takeoff and land. I walked around a little to get a look at all the planes docked along the shore.
After a few minutes I went inside and had my meal. Upon returning to my car I noticed my rental car keys under my windshield wiper blades. My heart about stopped. I must have dropped them when I got out of the car. I knew everything I had brought to Alaska and all that I purchased to take home was in that car. My camera with over 1200 shots of all the things I had seen and experienced, my GPS and cell phone. The little gifts from all over Alaska that I had spent so much time deciding on for family back home. If that person who found those keys had decided to just take it all I would have been devastated and a once in a lifetime vacation would have been forever a nightmare.
I really can't put into words the appreciation I feel for whoever decided to do the right thing that day. I can just hope I have the opportunity one day to do the same for someone else.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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I had just finished 12 fantastic days visiting many of Alaska's beautiful areas in my rental car. I stopped at the The Millennium Alaskan hotel (in Anchorage) to have a last meal before dropping off my rental and heading to the airport for a long trip home. I noticed the float planes in Lake Spenard and parked around back to watch several takeoff and land. I walked around a little to get a look at all the planes docked along the shore.
After a few minutes I went inside and had my meal. Upon returning to my car I noticed my rental car keys under my windshield wiper blades. My heart about stopped. I must have dropped them when I got out of the car. I knew everything I had brought to Alaska and all that I purchased to take home was in that car. My camera with over 1200 shots of all the things I had seen and experienced, my GPS and cell phone. The little gifts from all over Alaska that I had spent so much time deciding on for family back home. If that person who found those keys had decided to just take it all I would have been devastated and a once in a lifetime vacation would have been forever a nightmare.
I really can't put into words the appreciation I feel for whoever decided to do the right thing that day. I can just hope I have the opportunity one day to do the same for someone else.
I'm glad you had a fantastic vacation, and glad for the honest person.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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what a wonderful story!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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What a great end to a wonderful vacation...someone was watching out for you!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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That is so nice a thing to have happen to you!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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That area, that hotel in particular has exceptional people working there and a different type of high class people that frequent that establishment.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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I really can't put into words the appreciation I feel for whoever decided to do the right thing that day. I can just hope I have the opportunity one day to do the same for someone else.
Yep, pass it on. That's all we can ask for!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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A pay it forward action.
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