Sunday, July 21, 2013

A family day out on the boat.

A lovely day to go out on the boat.
We were (obviously) near one of the Goodyear blimp hangars.
Hubs got a tug on his line.  He said that it started about 100 yards back.
Lookie Loo!  He caught it!
A bass.
And because we're catch and release people, he dropped him right on back out in to the water. 
Not too long after that, we had a few sprinkles.  It was rather warm and humid, so some sprinkles were definitely welcome. 
Hubs decided to tuck us up underneath some branches.  He figured we could wait it out. 
And it kept raining. 
Here is where he is wanting to tell you that he checked The Weather Channel before we left and it said zero percent chance of rain.  He wanted to make sure that you knew he was showing you the zero under our festival of umbrellas.  We were thankful he brought them.
K, not an advertising billboard for Cabela's, is showing that she was going to sew.  As you can see, the floatation device beside her was rather wet. 
And it rained even harder.  It was at this time that K asked Hubs, "Did you remember to close the moon roof in mom's car?"  I could feel the fear running through his body.  It was then that conversation went a bit silent.  Well, and there was a large crack of lightning not too far down from us.
I tried to look the radar on my smartless phone.  After texting several people and calling my mom, I finally called my cousin.  Her husband answered the phone.  "Thank God you answered!"  I explained to Jacob that we were on the boat, the rain was only getting worse, there was lightning and when was it going to stop?  "You are ON the boat?"  "Yes, under some trees."  He told us that it would be just a little while longer and we would be good.  There was nothing else coming behind it.  Why couldn't Mom tell me that?

The thoughts running through Hubs' head ,as later shared with me,  "Oh crap.  If the roof is open in the car, it's going to take at least 2 days to dry it out.  The water is probably up to the steering wheel by now.  I can use my wet vac to dry it out.  Oh, this isn't going to be good." 
And because God has a sense of humor, He decided to poke Hubs in the side just a bit more and make it rain even harder.  It was at this point that we had waited the rainstorm out for over an hour.
Fog started to rise! 
But then, the rain stopped.  For zero percent chance of rain, the storm lasted for an hour and 15 minutes.  We were able to make it back to the car (despite the motor stopping momentarily) and the car-- it was dry.  
It's always an adventure.  Sometimes it is more adventure than others.  Hubs told me, "This is our vacation this year."  I told him that this would make three very wet vacations in a row.  He just laughed.  

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Hm. Forgot to comment. Or, you just haven't moderated yet. :oP

I love the photo of the rain bouncing off the water.

I'm certainly relieved you all are all safe and sound after waiting it out in 0% chance of rain t-storms. On the water. In an aluminum boat. Sheesh.