My wife and I finally had time to take a "long" ride together (neither of us had been on a ride of over 10 miles since early October due to a number of issues we've been dealing with). As the weather on the coast was foggy, we decided to load the bikes up and hit the Ojai Trail (a MUP that sees mostly bike traffic) for a nice, easy ride. We figured we'd do 10 miles, stop for a late breakfast then head back to the van.
Got the bikes unloaded, water bottles in place, cycling shoes on, lock the van.... Well, change of plans. As I'd just locked the keys in the van, we decided to head the other way, toward the coast, and home. A bit over 16 miles so we'd still get a nice, but much cooler, ride in. We were both a bit tired by the time we got home but we'd made it. Put the bikes away, got changed and prepared to drive our other car up to get the van. One problem, while I did have an extra van key at home, I realized both sets of keys to the keys were locked in the van.
Cycling clothes back on, bikes back out, head out for another ride. My wife, who was totally blameless in all of this and who is not nearly as in to riding as I am, didn't say a word. She just clicked in and pedaled off with me to fetch the van. We ended up with a bit over 33 miles for the day and enjoyed a great post-ride meal together. Not once did she even mention my bone-headed mistake or complain about the long ride. I've got an awesome wife!