AIBU to cancel a weekend away because of the rain?
GrandeGueule · 15/05/2013 07:12
Not in UK so wasn't expecting a trip booked in May to be a wash out. Supposed to be going on a walking trip this weekend for four days with toddler, 7mo and dog. There is an amber weather alert for heavy rain and storms right over where we are going. Accomodation, although not in a tent will be very simple, and due to the dog we can't go visiting museums and churches etc. It was supposed to be an outdoors trip.
I am a born and bred northerner, so the thought of cancelling due to rain seems ridiculous. But then I think if I have to deal with a rainy weekend wouldn't it be better to do it at home? Am I being pathetic or practical?
topbannana · 15/05/2013 07:16
Pathetic and practical :)
Pre-DS I would have gone, thoroughly enjoyed it and to hell with the hypothermia. Now I tend to err on the side if caution as being wet and cold is one thing, dealing with a wet, cold, grizzling toddler takes the suffering to a new level.
I also now begrudge the waste of money so I would cancel if I was not going to lose any money I had paid out.
Pascha · 15/05/2013 07:18
We went away last weekend and it rained all the time. We ended up at soft play rather than outside somewhere as it was so bad Saturday afternoon, then ds1 was poorly and we went nowhere on Sunday. It was made bearable precisely bxause we were staying in nice accommodation. I would have been very very pissed off if we had been sharing a damn caravan or sharing a hostel somewhere.
Piffpaffpoff · 15/05/2013 07:18
How far away is it and is it one night or two! If it was under an hour and a half, and two nights, I'd probably go on Friday and see what's it's on Sat, coming home again if it's really dreadful. I'd kick myself if I didn't go and the forecasters turned out to be wrong.
Bunbaker · 15/05/2013 07:30
My sister went camping a couple of years ago with her children and a dog. The weather was awful and they went home early. She said the worst bit was having a wet dog and not being able to enjoy anywhere indoors because of the dog (and the awful wet dog smell).
A wet weekend with a toddler, a baby and a dog sounds grim. I would cancel.
GrandeGueule · 15/05/2013 07:34
Yes the dog loves the cold and wet so would be happy, except for stinking out the accomodation.
Am really :( this was our first trip away since the birth and the crappy accomodation was because it's a holiday weekend here and I was waiting for the weather to improve before booking. Ha.
kelda · 15/05/2013 08:16
GrandeGueule - are you in France?
We've been caught a couple of times in heavy storms on French motorways. They have been the worst storms that I have ever experienced. It was terrifying on the motorway. We had to pull over to the hard shoulder with hazard lights on because we just couldn't see a thing.
GrandeGueule · 15/05/2013 09:38
Have cancelled. The lovely lady said she would only cash my deposit cheque if she can't fill the room, but as she has a campsite too she reckons she'll be able to due to the weather.
If we didn't have the dog we'd go and have indoor fun, but I won't put him in kennels, he'd hate it, plus the kennels round here have Bad Reputations.
Yes, we're in France.
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