In an attempt to turn Saturday from a cleaning day into a fun day, I had grand plans to take the kids to the beach. It wouldn't be laying-out weather, or hot in any way, but I imagined us walking along the water, and Coco playing in the sand. We packed a lunch, some toys, and a wind tent, and headed towards the beach. About 5 minutes before parking, the first raindrops hit. As we got out of the car, the first lightning flashed. We still decided to brave the 15 minute walk through the dunes to the beach, and were sheltered somewhat from the rain by the trees.Instead of letting up, the rain and thunder got worse. By the time we got to the top of the dunes, and could ALMOST see the ocean, the lightning was severe and scary enough, to turn back to the car. We were all soaked by the time we loaded back into the car, and back home. Adventurous? Maybe. Fun? definitely not! What a bummer! And of course I had left our museum cards at home, so we couldn't even take shelter there. Our beach day turned into a "eat lunch on the living room floor while watching a movie" day. It's hard to imagine summer still being in full swing (with over 100 degree temps) in Texas, when here it seems more like fall.
5 weeks ago