So I'm guessing this is as close as I'll ever get to winning the lotto. I'm currently in south Florida visiting my daughter. This trip I decided to bring my 40d, 40mm, 17-85mm, 70-300mm and my 8mm fisheye. I also packed my LX7 with me to have a backup.
Well, I'm no stranger to hurricanes or the rain of south Florida. Lived here 22 years and have seen it all...or so I thought. Yesterday, the sky fell out majorly. I was driving my daughter home from Palm Beach to her mothers in Boca Raton. I put all of my gear in the trunk of my rental car. I've never been scared for my life in the rain, but this was a whole new level of white wash for me. The maxed out wiper blades couldn't phase this storm. 95 came to a crawl and I couldn't see a single lane marker. It was worse than I've ever been in. Got of the road and crept to her house. The roads were bad enough for me to hang out a while with the ex and as I looked out the window about an hour into the waiting, I saw it...the stupid remote for the rental car in my pocket hit the trunk release and it was wide open. My heart let out a battle cry and I ran out the door.
So, my cheap bag managed to somehow save my gear. The trunk was flooding inside and since my back was still somehow upright, the water stayed out as it sort of floated in place. I thought my side pouch was going to be bad as it was wide open with the 70-300 in it. A few drops on the lens cover gave me a scare as I rushed inside to what I thought was going to be two ruined cameras and a few destroyed lenses.
So, I officially lucked out and wanted to share as this can happen so easily. I felt like an idiot but the stupid trunk release button on that keypad was way too easy to bump.
Back to GA I go.