Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oh No...Not Another Broken Umbrella?!

Two weekends, two European capitals...Paris and Berlin back to back and nothing but rain (you know the soak you in a minute kind of rain!) and grey, gloomy skies.  Needless to say, we are not only anxious for the sun to break on through, but we realize how delicate umbrellas really can be!! I am serious when I tell you that we have thrown away about 4 umbrellas in the past two weeks. We have worked them to their breaking points. And do you know how hard it is to maneuver a digital SLR camera being a tourist while having to hold an umbrella or risk getting drenched?! 

I knew it was bad when we were at Mauerpark Flea Market mecca today in Berlin, Germany, which is one of the more muddy fleas I've found, and my youngest son said "this is by far the cheapest umbrella I have ever seen!" This was as he was having to hold it open manually because it wouldn't stay open. Later, he declared that it would be in umbrella heaven at the end of the day. He was a trooper and though we were going to trash it, he insisted that he could fix it, he just "needed some tape!!" Oh my, a boy after his grandfathers heart.  Lol

Looking forward to drying out our feet this week with some sun, even if its only 55 with sun, I am not complaining. I hope the sun finds you this weekend... How are you spending your Sunday of this holiday weekend? We would love to hear from you! Xo~Mollykid

P.S. I look forward to sharing some pictures when I am back to my lappy (the laptop) {smile}