A few years ago we had the opportunity to go on a Caribbean Cruise with my family. We had an awesome time and it was so nice to be with family and in beautiful sunny weather for Spring Break!! I posted here about an unfortunate happening and wanted to share again!
Here in the PNW we are pretty far away from the equator (that is NOT new news) so our sunshine isn't as strong as it is in the Caribbean. Anywhozers, I had brought sunblock with us, that I had purchased in college in 2007, and figured that it would be kosher since I used it all the time in the PNW. However, it was expired by the time April 2011 rolled around and I was in the Caribbean.
Needless to say. I got SCORCHED, burnt, lobstered, blistered, you name it. BAD IDEA. It took nearly 5 days for the pain in my skin to subside. Showers were awful, I couldn't shave my legs (or anywhere else for that matter) and it hurt to sit down.
So the lesson I learned is that anytime you are going on a hot vacay, do yourself a favor and buy a NEW tube of sunblock. Your skin will thank me.
what lessons have you learned while on vacay or at home lately?