Where We’ve Been

This past Saturday was Tony’s birthday. I’m usually trying to figure out what to get him for his birthday at the very last second, but this year I knew what I wanted to get.

Since he has the basement all to himself I thought I would get him something to fill up some of the wall space. He’s always wanted to get a big map and mark off the places we’ve traveled to, so when I saw a huge, magnetic, framed and personalized US map from Frontgate I placed my order.

I ordered extra early (9/14) because I wanted to be sure it would make it here before his birthday. A few weeks after ordering, I got the personalized plaque in the mail and thought that the map must be coming any day. When I still hadn’t received the map by 10/6, I started to get worried and decided to call their customer service. When they looked up my order, it showed that my package had already been delivered! I told them that I had never received the package and they told me the best they could do was to put a tracer on it to see exactly what had happened to it. I got pretty upset considering Tony’s birthday was only 3 days away and it was not a cheap present! I went ahead and emailed the company detailing my ordeal and less than 24 hours later they emailed me back saying that they were going to send me a new map with next day shipping so that I would have his gift by Friday! I was ecstatic!

I’m happy to say that on Friday afternoon the map was delivered and Tony’s birthday surprise was a success!

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The map comes with little magnets that you can mark all the places you’ve visited in the United States. They also offer a World map for those lucky people who get to travel abroad. We’ve traveled out of country before, but I think we’ll travel more within the US than out…so, I went with this one.

Now we just need to make some travel plans…

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