Lost my new Verizon Phone on Hike

Friday, February 6. 2015

Beautiful sunrise with the moon setting.image

Only have a quarter of a tank of gas in the jeep, so I will conserve gas and just drive down to the end of the jeep road at the cow watering tank.  Then Yuma and I will take a hike.

Yuma can’t wait to go.image

After breakfast, we are heading out toward the mountains.  Not a long drive.  About a half mile.

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We’re at the end of the road.  Looks like somebody is watching the water tank.imageimage

Yuma and I are heading for the canyon behind those reddish rocks just above the mesquite bushes ahead and then on into the canyon.image

Somewhere between here and those rocks I managed to lose my cellphone.  Yuma got a thorn in his mouth and he and I had a battle to get it out.  If I can just find that spot again, I’m sure I’ll find the phone.  It was right next to a mesquite bush.  Too bad there are a million of them.

I just bought the Droid Turbo cellphone in December in Yuma, Arizona.  Luckily I bought full coverage, so I will be able to replace it for free when I get to someplace with a Verizon store. 

Lost it in the morning around 11 am and I spent the rest of the day walking around trying to find it without luck.

After searching for awhile, I came back to the motor home and emailed my son, Jim.  Asked him to give me a half hour to get back out there and he would call my number every 10 minutes.  Never heard a thing.  Bummer. 

Mid afternoon, I went down to Al and Kelly’s (Travel With the Bayfield Bunch)camp and borrowed Kelly’s phone. so I could call my number, hoping to hear the phone.  Left Yuma at their place, so I could move faster.  Unfortunately, it went to voice mail without ringing. 

I searched until the sun was getting low in the sky and gave up.  Yuma and Pheebs had fun while I was gone, but Kelly said he missed me.  He whined a little and looked out the windows for me.

Al and Kelly are going to stop over in the morning and we will do a grid search.   It is like finding a needle in a haystack, but we will give it a go.

Stay tuned.  See you later.

13 comments:

  1. I hope you find your phone. Kinda spoils the hike huh.

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    1. You're right Betty. Pictures stopped and my mind zeroed in on finding that phone. I kick myself for leaving it in a catch belt holder instead of putting it in my pocket, but I'm slow at catching on sometimes. Thank goodness it is insured.

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  2. Did you have a good look in the Jeep?

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    1. I have looked everywhere Leslie. But now that I am rested, I will look one more time in the jeep and the motor home thoroughly. Sometimes we don't check the obvious. Hopefully, today is the day.

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  3. Fingers and toes all crossed that today you find your phone. Very frustrating.

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    1. Thanks Jim and Sandie. Yesterday, I pulled some trash out of a yucca tree some fool stuffed in there. Hopefully, today the desert returns the favor. We will see.

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  4. I hope you find your phone. What a bummer!
    Cheryl Ann

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    1. You're right, Cheryl Ann. A bummer. Sometimes I wonder if I would lose my head if it weren't attached pretty securely. Hopefully, with three people and two dogs searching this morning we will find it.

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  5. good luck on finding the cell phone

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    1. Thank you. Today will be the day, I'm sure. Otherwise, it will be up to another adventurer to stumble upon it. Probably get a call in three years when it is found by another snow bird wandering the desert.

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  6. Oh I hate those belt things. That's how David dropped his phone in the water getting out of his kayak. If it had been in his pocket, no problem. Really hope you find it. Brilliant of you to go for the insurance. I always wonder if it's REALLY worth it. But most of the problems with insurance are if it is with a secondary insurer. Good luck today!

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    1. Tired and defeated. Unfortunately, I didn't find the phone. I did learn not to use the belt holster anymore. Going to have to come up with something I can secure it in or just put in my pocket. It is so big, it is not comfortable in pockets.

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  7. Hey maybe if you dialed up the lost phone at night you could just watch for a beeping light in the desert:))

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