My Sandy Vacation.

by Amber on November 7, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a family who was trying to plan a beach vacation together.

“How about July,” suggested one.

“Nah, that’s too expensive,” was the reply.

“Okay, how about September,” suggested another.

“Can’t. Got a work thing,” said someone else.

“Alright. How ’bout October. Halloween week?”

After much hemming and hawing and checking of calendars, it was decided that that would work.

From then on, the family watched the weather anxiously. Hurricanes came and went, leaving the Atlantic coast mercifully alone.

October arrived and the weather remained beautiful. Day after day, the forecast read, “80 degrees and sunny! Bet you wish you were here right now!” And they did.

Finally, the day of departure was almost at hand. Bathing suits were packed. Fishing poles were stashed. Coolers were packed.

But just as the last toenail was being painted, Sandy arrived on the scene.

“Son of a…” was the collective thinking.

But when it looked like Sandy wasn’t going to make landfall, they got in their cars and started the drive to the coast.

It was a long drive. And by the time they got there, the rest of the country was in a panic. Sandy was turning into a real bitch of a storm.

At the beach, the wind howled across the sand. The waves threw themselves at the houses crowding the water. The sky turned an ominous shade of grey. And then? Sandy moved on.

The wind kept up, but the sun came out and the family set about enjoying their beachfront vacation, even as Sandy tore her way up the coast.

Kites were flown.

Eric flies a kite...or tries to anyway

Fishing poles were cast.

Brian and Tori fish at sunset

Walks were taken.

Brian and Tori on the boardwalk

Sexy beach gear was donned.

Brian in his winter the beach.

And new discoveries were made every day.

Tori plays with a crab

It was not the vacation the family had planned. But it was a good one. Sandy or no Sandy.



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Jen November 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Looks like you were somewhere down this way in my neck of the woods!? (SC) We are in Charleston.

Ironically, we had to deal with Sandy during the same week. except we were out at Sea in the Carribean (cruise ship) dealing with her.

Anyway, glad you got to enjoy the vaca!!


Jackie November 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite the weather I’m glad that it turned out to be a good vacation!


Steph November 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

So glad you guys had fun!


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