Jennifer Jedow, owner of a website design company, told AOL Travel about piling into a Caprice Classic station wagon with her parents and her three siblings and heading to Vermont to spend Christmas with family. Her dad had tied loads of stuff — suitcases, gifts, a computer — to the roof of the car, and as they traveled down the highway at 55 mph, things started to fall off. "All of a sudden, from my seat in the back, I saw stuff from the roof flying into the highway behind us," she said. Her dad pulled over, then kept running back to retrieve fallen items, including one of Jennifer's nightgowns that was now ripped, dodging cars as he did. "It was absolute chaos," she said, adding that he managed to find most of the items. "I held onto the torn nightgown as a memory. It was certainly a holiday adventure, but it also brought perspective to be thankful for what we did have."