Come Aboard

February 1st, 2010

Come Aboard - Vacation

No amount of wind could stop this family.

(submitted by Aaron)

97 Responses to “Come Aboard”

  1. Rachelle says:


  2. jeff says:

    So they set off for a 3 hour tour…. the weather started getting rough, the Hornblower was tossed….you all know the rest… reality show starring the Windbreakers

  3. Kelly says:

    I had the same tracksuit mom’s wearing. This really brings back awful memories!

  4. TBC says:

    I remember when those work out suits were all the rage. I never had one. I still feel the pain.

  5. Jamie says:

    Oh my goodness I have just been thrown back in time. I have 5 brothers and 4 sisters and my mother bought us all these exact parachute jogging suits when we moved from michigan to tennessee to wear on the trip you cant even imagine the looks we got when we stopped to eat and get gas…all of us girls had the one the mother has on and all the boys and yes dad to had the one the guy has on…..and i thought those me,ories were behind us…lol

  6. Alex says:

    This is amazing. The caption is the best part!! I honestly laughed out loud for a good 2 mins over it.

  7. Tiffany says:

    My mom use to get me outfits like that when I was little, but my pants were never that high. If this style comes back I hope they don’t make them in those colors.

  8. crickett says:

    i kid you not, my sister used to have that same outfit as that little girl. and she would wear it ALL the time. swish swish swish

  9. Nan says:

    I have that pink windbreaker the girl is wearing!!

  10. N/A says:

    I’m sure I could find a very similar photo of my family in the 90s. I even had a shell suit very similar to the daughters.

  11. John says:

    Am I the only one that laughed at “Hornblower Invader”… Ok I need therapy now lol

  12. Tim says:

    I keep looking at the little girl on the left waiting for her suit is going to start inflating…

  13. JW says:

    Oh man… I haven’t thought about wind suits in years. That is a style that should come back.. Who doesn’t love getting up and throwing on a wind suit? It is a guaranteed you are going to match and everyone will know you are coming way before you get there.

  14. tim says:

    yes good ole horatio hornblower invades the land of crappy gym jackets in the land of overstuffed buffetts upon the high seas of disapointment!!!

  15. thom says:

    The 90’s just punched me in the face.

    • iLOLd says:


      Ohh, I love the 90’s, I got to boogie, in my nylon wiiiiiindsuit….


      (my apologies to alicia bridges)

      • Boppie says:

        For the longest time, I thought that song went, “I love the nightlife, Augusta, Georgia”. Don’t know why. Still have trouble sorting it out in my head if I’m not paying attention when listening (and boogieing :D).

  16. Chris says:

    They may laugh at the wind, but a naked flame near those suits will have them hightailing it…

  17. Cait says:

    I did not even realize until about the 4th time I looked at this picture that the mom is on the right. I thought it was another brother…she is quite asexual in that suit

  18. HeatherW says:

    If only one of these girls had had a good “satellite dish bangs” hairstyle, this photo would be the trifecta of 90’s perfection!

  19. Megan says:

    Whatev. That little girl is working that windbreaker suit like no one’s business. I hope she’s still being sassy.

  20. Mel says:

    Man. I thought one set of those loud (color and material) jogging suits was bad. I had two or three sets that I wore nearly every day when I was in middle school….in the late 80’s! So glad they weren’t caught on film….(though I did find the outfits when going through some old boxes…still in perfect condition!)

  21. Tracy says:

    cleary, that’s a stand-in dad/husband

  22. Tracy says:

    zomg! Nylon Nightmare!

  23. lavagirl says:

    OMG running suits…. WIN!!!

  24. armchair hero says:

    Is it weird that I think Dad looks a little bit like a bulkier Adrian Pasdar? Okay, yes, it’s weird. Sadly, I envied kids like this when I was growing up because we were too poor to own the splendid track suits.

  25. dono1 says:

    Lucky thing dad was able to take some time off from his modeling job at JC Penney to make this cruise.

  26. Kevmansmom says:

    I can hear them walking ….. swish swish swish

  27. Dan Brennan says:

    With all that purple and teal, this was obviously the early 90s.

  28. meansheep says:

    …a three hour tour….

  29. Boppie says:

    Hornblower is a company that runs bay tours here in San Diego – and maybe 20 other places for all I know, it’s a nautical name – and we get invaded regularly by tourists. Usually the presence of the Pacific Fleet, the Navy SEALs, and 3 Marine bases is threat enough to keep the Mylar ninjas off land though…

  30. Jon says:

    This pic makes me kind of seasick. Dad and the boat are upright with sails furled, but the post and the rest of the family are full sail on a starboard tack.

  31. Don says:

    I have to admit the little girl is cute as can be. She also appears to be able to bench press 50 lbs more than me.

  32. Jane1211 says:

    The lesser know ‘Hownblowers Hut’ sitcom.

  33. Jane1211 says:

    They were prepared just in case the weather started getting rough and the tiny ship was tossed.

  34. Nan says:

    One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn’t belong…

  35. Uncuw Biww says:

    Her name is Rio and she dances on the saaaand….

  36. Kat says:

    Who’s “Captain Obvious” here?

  37. Hal says:

    There is w-a-a-a-a-y too much pink and lavender in this family…!

  38. Mel says:

    Hey, where is dad’s wind suit? He isn’t “on board” with the rest of the family….

  39. KCJD says:

    F*** yeah, Jurassic Park….and the wind suit, man I remember wearing those like 4 days a week when I was in like 4th grade…..

  40. jenniep says:

    can you blow a horn if your going to invade? and wearing those loud clothes???

  41. Fanboy Wife says:

    That is so “awesome.”

  42. Sammy says:

    Looks like Dad’s going to have to stay inside the boat.

  43. bmj2k says:

    The name of that ship does not inspire confidence. Are they going to war?

  44. Heidi says:

    Oh that little girl is too cute. I remember my sister & myself putting those HORRIBLE windbreaker outfits on & thinking we were too cool. I love 90s awkward photos-I can sooo relate!

  45. Orionova says:

    I can practically hear the rustle of polyester and feel the static charge building up.

  46. Meri says:

    This pictures makes me so happy that there is no photographic evidence of the 3 pairs of running pants that I rotated during college….

    I also love that the godawful sunglasses were as bad then as they are now. Did that phase pass quickly last time?

    • smaihlee says:

      Thank you for acknowledging how awful today’s sunglasses are. I thought I was the only one in the world who felt this way.

      • Natkat says:

        I’ve been grumbling about the large sunglasses for a while. I know someday the freaks who wear them now will cringe when they see old photos of themselves.

  47. Lily says:

    Soooooo awkwarrrrdddd where to begin? How about that epic ship name?

  48. tracy says:

    yes, but any fair sized gust might send the little girl flying like a balloon!

  49. veluxx says:

    that childs pants are entirely to high

    • Steph says:

      I’m a grown adult (with kids of my own) and my mom would STILL hike my pants up to my rib cage if I let her.

      • sockmonkey says:

        My mom still insists on tucking my son’s t-shirt into his jeans when she visits. :/

        • Boppie says:

          How about, “Your hair is in your face, let me put a clippety-clip in your bangs.” And she’s 70, and still saying clippety-clip to her 30-beep year old daughter!

Leave a Reply

View Mobile Site
spread the awkwardness