Mom was Mugged in Gibraltar!

Gibraltar - Mom was muggedGot your attention didn’t I?  Okay, so she didn’t get “Mugged” in Gibraltar per se, more like pick pocketed in Gibraltar.  Mugged just sounded better with the word “Mom” so I had to go with it.  Kinda catchy huh?   

To be honest, I am using the term pick pocketed loosely as well.  You see, we were having a wonderful time in Gibraltar at the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.  There was a small shop and cafe near St. Michael’s Cave and Mom decided to hang out their rather than hike with us to the Top of the Rock.  Alan the kids and I had a blast exploring and hiking.  We returned about an hour later and Mom had to tell us what she did for the hour.  Boy, did she have a story to tell us.  Mom was mugged and we didn’t even get it on video! Oh man, that would have been a funny sight to see.

After she told us the story, I wanted to see if we could somehow reenact her story.  What kind of daughter am I, wanting to video my mom in a moment of panic?  Let’s just say, she was on board with the reenactment too, but we couldn’t get the other cast members to cooperate.

Mom was mugged in Gibraltar Story

This is one of those stories that is difficult to really capture in text format.  We decided to go ahead and let her tell you the story herself.  Now keep in mind we don’t have any footage of the actual event, but we have some footage to supplement.  Enjoy the video/slide show.

Please do leave your comments and make her feel better!

More about our trip to Gibraltar  Part I   and Part II

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8 thoughts on “Mom was Mugged in Gibraltar!

  1. Hmm, now that I’ve stopped laughing, my brain is kicking into “preventing future mugging” mode. How about having a decoy package on top, maybe with something tasty in it, and the real/expensive/breakable package tucked as far away as possible.

    Something to think about when your next guest comes over for a trip to a place where the monkeys are around lots of people.

    Thanks to the entire family for all your posts, I really enjoy them.


    • Ah, good thinking Stephen! We would have to avoid the fine for feeding the critters, but we could play dumb. It sure was a fun trip. Thanks for keeping up with us. Hope you guys are doing well.

  2. LOL grandma bev got jacked by the monkeys! lol thats so funny I cant believe how ballsy those little guys are.

  3. Oh, would I have loved to have seen the real “mugging”. I laughed so hard through the telling of the story…can only imagine Bev really living through it…..

    • Hey believe me, I wish I could have seen the real thing too. I am sure I wouldn’t have helped her, I would have just filmed and laughed. LOL

  4. I love love love that you shared this!! The video was great and was such a hoot to watch and listen to while I enjoyed my coffee this morning. I was worried she was going to say the big monkey stole the second bag of glasses and laughed so hard at the image of some monkey unwrapping a glass looking at it and thinking, ‘nah I don’t like this picture.’ tossing it and opening the next one. TOO FUNNY!!!

    Thanks again for sharing the fun!!

    • Thanks Kelly! We still get a good laugh out of it. I wish I would have had some footage of the real thing, but we made what we had work. We loved that place!

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