1.Early this morning, my sister-in-law and her boyfriend went out for a 50 mile bike ride. Her wheel got caught in a railroad track, and down she went. She scraped up her hand and knee.
2. A little later in the morning, after proudly making her own scrambled eggs, Nina accidentally grabbed the side of the pan and burned her thumb and two fingers.
3. Shortly after that, we heard sirens nearby. It turns out someone drowned and was pulled out of the ocean just a few blocks from our beach house.
4. Then J.C., the girls, and I headed out for go-karting. As I was trying to pass Elise, I managed to slam my kart into the wall which made my knee collide with the steering wheel. I now have a giant painful purple bruise on my knee and it hurts to walk.
5. A bit later, my sister-in-law, her boyfriend, and her son and daughter went out paddle boarding and kayaking. The surf was rough, wind was strong, and the rental place really shouldn't have let them go out there. They started paddling and quickly found that they couldn't steer. They were just being pulled by the wind. They had fun for a while until it became apparent that there was no way they could turn around and paddle back. The kayak could be maneuvered a little but the paddle boards weren't going to make it. Then, they floated into a WWII mine field which has warning signs posted everywhere about unexploded mines. No joke. For real. A WWII mine field. They had no phone, and nobody else was out on the water who they could approach for help. Finally, knowing that they were seriously in trouble, my sister-in-law's boyfriend got in the kayak, leaving the rest of them floating on the paddle boards. He paddled as hard as he could back to the rental place where they called 911. A rescue jetski came out to check on them, and then a rescue boat brought them back to shore where they were fully checked out in the ambulance. They all survived unscathed except for a cut on my nephew's foot which will require a tetanus shot.
It is dinner time, and we have vowed to spend the rest of the day away from water, boats, go-karts, paddle boards, bicycles, and cooking. Let's just hope the rest of the week isn't quite so drama-filled. If today isn't our worst day of vacation, we're in trouble.