Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Miscommuication: Family Beach Style

The children and I went on a very last minute trip to the beach this weekend.  I didn't decide I wanted to go until last Monday and by the time I asked all my "contacts" their places were all unavailable ~ D'uh, Leigh, it's a holiday weekend!~ but then my cousin called to say his sister ~also my cousin, but in the name of keeping things straight~ was leaving early and we could stay in her place.

Then, it looked like the weekend was going to be a wash because of Beryl, but I decided that rain at the beach was better than rain at home, so we confirmed things Friday morning and on Saturday, we were off!



Sunday afternoon, we'd been cooking in the sand for quite some time ~good call on the weather, except for a ten-minute shower you can see moving in in the picture, the weather was BEAUTIFUL... we didn't even leave the beach for the rain~ and were watching an "airshow" by a fighter jet from a nearby base, when I turned around to see The Girl bounding up the beach along with...Evie!  Honest to goodness, I had no idea my sister was there, let alone staying a block down on the same street.

Let me back up.

I did know Evie was going to the beach on a girls' weekend this weekend, but I never asked which beach...and the beach towns along our coast are small and close together, so there are quite a few to pick from.  I spoke with my mom on the way down and she mentioned that she thought that was where Evie would be, but then she said Evie would be staying just south of the nearest city, so I figured Mom had her facts wrong.

Family miscommunication at it's best. I probably would have been less surprised if I'd run into a student or friend... it just seems like if two sisters are vacationing at the same beach on the same weekend, they should know about it ahead of time!

7 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Life gets busy! I can see that happening in a lot of families I know. Well, that is, if we lived near a beach...

FourJedis said...

So cool that you ran into her! What are the odds? :) Especially since we live at the beach and I NEVER see people I know there. Even when I try to meet up with them!

misssrobin said...

How fun that you ran into her there. I hope it made the day better.

Stopping by from SITS.

Emmy said...

That is pretty funny but what a good funny! Glad you had a great weekend and weren't rained out

DysFUNctional Mom said...

How funny! I'm glad you went & had a good time. The weather was horrendous here, but I got some snuggling in so it was all good (bow chicka wow wow....lmao).

Babes Mami said...

It's raining here today! What a funny coincidence!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Too funny. It so figures though, as that's how family stuff goes sometimes!