Carl and I were blessed with the use of my Tuesday client’s beach house in the Florida panhandle, near Destin, for the third year in a row. We left on Saturday for a few days by ourselves before having our Card Club friends, Pat and Don join us on Tuesday and then Dee and Eddy join us all on Thursday. We were all excited for lots of fellowship on the beach, delicious meals and games each night, plus fishing for the guys each morning.
Saturday after arriving, unpacking and shopping for groceries, we headed to the beach with cocktails for the sunset.
As we got out of our car by the beach, we both started coughing. As we sat there, we noticed lots of dead fish and eels on the shoreline.
A quick google search told us about the dangerous Red Tide hitting the Gulf Coast…Problem #1.
We tried to return to the beach the next day but it was even worse.
We only were able to sit there without coughing by downing water nonstop. We decided to abandon the beach and go hang out by the pool.
Problem #2: the pool was closed due to mechanical issues.
Yesterday we awoke to Problem #3: Tropical Storm Michael was worsening into a Category 2 hurricane* headed right towards us (we were in area of blue dot).
When our friends all decided to stay safe at home, we decided to cut our loses and head home ourselves after about 48 hours of vacation. We are hoping to be able to reschedule next month instead.
And that my friends, officially became our worst vacation ever!
*Michael continued increasing, reaching up to a Category 4 Hurricane so we are very grateful that we decided to jump ship!