Saturday, June 16, 2012

Moments to Remember

I'm sure you've heard the quote "We do not remember days, we remember moments." Today we started our vacation and these are the moments I want my kids to remember forever! 

Things started off a little rocky, as it always does when you're trying to get out of the house for vacation. The kids got in the car while the hubs and are were packing everything up, someone (probably me!) had turned the stove on before we left...good thing we found that! We have a little tow behind trailer for all of our beach stuff and not even 30 minutes down the road, the cover was about to blow off! So that was another stop...we were at it, we got drinks, went to the bathroom, etc! 45 minutes later, we stopped to get late breakfast/early lunch. After forcing everyone to the bathroom and back into the car, we were off, yet again! 
My precious niece
After a fairly pleasant 2 1/2 hours in the car, we had arrived. The beautiful beach house that we had rented and spent a small fortune on was nice...but...let's see, I'll make a list...

  • lights in the stairwell are burned out
  • tv in boys room doesn't work
  • tv is missing out of the girls and my dad's room
  • tv didn't work in our bedroom, but the hubs has since fixed it
  • door handle to a bathroom is broken
  • so-called "high speed internet" isn't working...wii won't connect, kindles won't connect, etc.
  • lights under kitchen cabinets don't work
  • the "gourmet kitchen" has very little in the way of pots, pans, serving utensils, etc.
  • 1/2 the lights/lamps in the house don't work
and this guy just about ran into us!
...and we're really not that picky! But when you pay for something, and you are expecting something in particular, you become disappointed when you get less. But we are trying to make the best of things...
We found this outside one of the local beach shops...very funny!


  1. You need to find out who you can send your complaints to in order to put the pressure on for the owners to improve the place or else put the price lower and change the add. I've seen hotels that have advertised "views of the beach" but there were no views and buildings in front of said hotels. Some people just want your money and don't care a hoot about service. If you haven't already paid the full price, then you could hold on to part of the payment along with a list of things that they did not meet on their end. Sorry that happened to you guys! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
    Tina at

  2. Of the fun of road trips. I would have been more than a little pissed off about the condition of the dwelling and would have complained to the owner and asked for a discount.

  3. Thanks Ladies! We have since had the lights fixed, got all the electronics connected (although it's VERY slow!), and found out that we're out of luck as far as the tv's go. We've made our complaints and found out that this house is for sale, as well as some other ones the owner has (apparently a bankruptcy is in process)...and unfortunately, we have paid in full (months ago!), but we have rented from the same company for years so they may give us a discount on a rental for next year.

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