Truthful Tuesday — Best Laid Plans

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

When was the last time you had well thought-out plans that got dashed to pieces by circumstances beyond your control? Were you able to “make lemonade” out of the “lemons” life handed you, or did you have to completely step back and regroup?

In 1995 I was on a camping trip with my family to see the sights in South Dakota: the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, etc. While at a KOA campground near Mt. Rushmore, I tore my Achilles’ tendon in a pick-up basketball game with my son. I ended up going to a hospital emergency room in Rapid City, where they immobilized my ankle. We had to cut our amazing family camping vacation short so that we could head home in order for me to have surgery to repair the torn tendon.

The only lemonade as a result of this “adventure” was some that we got at one of the rest stops on the drive home. Otherwise it was a pretty horrible experience.

And my wife and kids were not happy campers. Literally!

13 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Best Laid Plans

    • Fandango February 23, 2021 / 10:59 pm

      Yes it was, Sandi.


  1. leigha66 February 26, 2021 / 6:23 pm

    Ouch! That put a damper on the vacation. Were you able to drive back at all, or did your wife drive you back?

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    • Fandango February 26, 2021 / 7:30 pm

      She drove the whole way back. I was in the back seat in a lot of pain.

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