A Texas father said his family's recent summer trip up to Tennessee will definitely be memorable after he was mistakenly left behind at a gas station while the group drove off more than 100 miles without him.

The man -- who did not want to be identified -- told WMC-TV that the family stopped off at a Memphis area gas station to fill up Monday, and that he stepped inside the building to pay. However, when he walked back out to the filling area the van was gone.

"I went inside to get my change for the gas, and they thought I was already loaded up and closed all the doors and took off," he told the TV station.

The man said he left his phone in the van, and tried to call it from the gas station without success.

"Six different cell phones and nobody answers, and my phone is in there because it's on the charger and nobody answers it, and then it starts going straight to voicemail? I mean that's odd. So I started imagining worst-case possible scenarios. So I called the cops," he said.

When police were unable to assist him, the man told WMC that he walked over to a nearby hotel and asked to use their computers to log on to Facebook.

"Facebook is actually how I was able to get ahold of somebody and get them to get hold of somebody so that we could find out what's going on," he said.

According to WMC, the man's family eventually got the message and turned around to pick him up.

He said it was just a big misunderstanding.

There was no word on whether the family planned on flying together on their next vacation.

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