#writephoto — The Last Time

6E8B4ECD-E5F4-4997-A58B-4DB0ED77D43C“You never get it right, do you?” Amy scolded her husband. “This is the last time I’m going to leave planning the family vacation to you.”

“It’s not that bad,” Craig said.

“You’re not serious, right?” Amy said. “We’ve been stuck in this cabin for almost a week and have yet to see the sun. It has rained every goddam day. The kids are going stir crazy. And, frankly, so am I.”

“But it’s not raining now,” Craig said defensively. “Look out the window. The clouds are breaking up. I think the sun is coming out.”

Just as he said that, large raindrops started pelleting the cabin’s windows. “Right,” Amy said. “A little research, Craig, and you’d have known that you booked this cabin in the middle of the rainy season. No wonder you got such a good deal.”

“Look at the view, Amy,” Craig pleaded. “The mountains, the lake. It’s so serene. You have to admit that.”

Amy glanced out the window. “Is it? I can’t tell with all of the raindrops streaming down the window.”

“But if you look carefully you can see the rays of the sun coming down from between the clouds,” Craig pointed out.

Amy turned around to see that their two kids were up. She smiled at them and said, “How about I fix you some breakfast and then we can all play Yahtzee?”

“Again?” both kids groaned.

Written for Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent.

14 thoughts on “#writephoto — The Last Time

  1. Marilyn Armstrong March 1, 2018 / 10:19 am

    We actually booked a vacation in the upper reaches of New Hampshire one year. It POURED every day. All day. All the time. It turns out in the mountains of Lincoln NH, there really ISN’T anything to do in heavy rain. And we were so far UP in the mountains, we were surrounded by dense clouds, so there was no view, either. Not the rainy season. JUST rain and a lot of it.

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    • Fandango March 1, 2018 / 10:44 am

      That’s a bummer. I hate when it rains all over our vacations.


  2. James March 1, 2018 / 11:42 am

    There was as story arc in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip where Dad took Mom and Calvin (and Hobbes) on a camping trip. It rained the entire time and only Dad, who thinks suffering is fun, thought it a treat to fish in a boat on a lake in a downpour. Finally Dad heard enough of the complaining and they loaded up their car to return home. Just as they were leaving the sun came out. Insult to injury.

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  3. Iain Kelly March 1, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Nightmare scenario – a fond reminder of caravan holidays when I was a kid 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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