What to do when you are going on a weekend break and it’s raining?
For the past who-knows-how-many years, every time I’ve taken a short weekend trip somewhere, it’s rained at least one of the 2 or 3 days I’ve been there, if not the entire time. And not just a little drizzle, either. Pouring rain.
Before your trip you are at home planning what to wear and pack, and the weather report shows sunny days and pleasant temperatures for the next umpteen days. All seems great. Packing will be easy, summer clothes won’t take up much space.
But then… on the day before your departure, little dark clouds suddenly get stuck on top of the two dates you are going to be there. Always the optimist, you try to rub them off… but they aren’t stains on your phone’s screen. They really are rainy clouds. Great.
It’s a bit of a dilemma because if I go somewhere for just the weekend, I want to travel lightly with only a cabin bag (aka my largest handbag). But if it’s raining, then the few items of clothing I’ll have with me will get wet at some point.
Hauling extra shoes around town while exploring isn’t any more fun than to only have one pair which is soaked during the entire stay. Oh my, oh my.
At this point, it’s looking like I’ll be wearing wet clothes and freezing on my summer break. Believe me, that’s happened enough times for me to consider canceling the whole trip! Been there, done that!
Luckily hubby talked some sense into me and we didn’t cancel (now I feel a bit dramatic for even thinking so). We spent last weekend in Krakow, Poland, despite my phone’s moody forecasts of thunder and lightning, which did actually come true.
We left my extra shoes, amongst other things, at the hotel’s storage room for the day and I slipped into them at the airport before our return flight. Nothing like a pair of dry shoes for the air-conditioned plane.
Ah, the small luxuries of life.
More about Krakow sans bébés once I get the time to process my photos (don’t hold your breath). (Quick teaser in less than 10 words: It was both touristy and surprisingly relaxing.)
Ps. Back home, it’s around 10°C again. This of course means we are all sporting freshly laundered, clean clothes!