Preparing for my trip in October, I thought I need to buy a camera, the class said to bring one, I don't want to bring the 'real' one, and my phone has, at best, a suggestion of a camera which functions only slightly better than having a pen-and-ink drawing whipped up by the cabin boy. (Its an old cell phone. So old, it could have a crank and a mouthpiece.) So I'm looking at cameras, and, what the heck, looking at new phones, because, hey, if I'm thinking of spending the money anyway, why not look at getting better overall functionality, right?
Then my wife said doesn't that phone that we use for overseas trips have a camera? And it does. Not as snappy as the new phones, but lightyears better than my regular cell phone. So, good. I'm happy.
And then yesterday I was hunting in my daughter's room for something and saw a small camera on her bookshelf. Small enough to drop into a pocket, any pocket. Where'd this camera come from? Oh, I found it while I was cleaning out under her bed. So I email the offspring. Does this work? Can I have it? And she replies Yeah, it works, I forgot about it, sure, you can use it.
So now I have two for the trip. More than enough. But it does make me wonder - what else do we have lying around that we've forgotten about?