Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Travels

Whew - that was mostly fun.

We flew to DFW Wednesday afternoon. Traveling makes me nervous because of all the things that can go wrong, and for many, many travels did go wrong for poor Nerdstar in the past 12 years. So, I got smart and figured that a late afternoon flight would be better so we wouldn't have to rush. (Side note - on the trip back to our house from the airport, first I wonder if the car was stolen from the airport parking, then as we get close to the house I make sure it didn't burn down, then of course, once we're close enough - make sure it doesn't look like it was broken into!)

We did our research and AA is supposed to have wi-fi you can buy on all it's flights. Noah loves his videos we've tagged for him on you.tube (twinkle twinkle, Nasty Dan, For the Birds - lots of things like that) and so we were happy that we could take the laptop along and keep him well entertained during the flight. Well, the flight there had no wi-fi at all. Fortunately, he fell asleep on take-off and slept almost half the flight. The other half was tricky, but he didn't get fussy. The flight home had wi-fi, but it kept buffering so much as to be useless. There was a little more of a meltdown, but it was also later - a 6 pm flight. Trust me, no one hates an upset kid on a plane more than that kid's parents! But again, he was mostly great.

We had one of those little backpack leashes to get him through the airport. He LOVES to walk and I didn't really want to mess with the hassle of the stroller and luggage. There was only one small problem - he wanted to walk where he wanted to walk - which wasn't necessarily the direction we needed to be going! But again, it mostly went well. What was fun was watching all the people watch him walking around like he owned the place in his cute little jammies. I can't tell you how many people said "oh how cute!"

He had fun at the grandparents' house. My nephew is 10 and loved having him around. We went to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags, and it would have been better if it hadn't been 40 degrees and windy.

The rest of the trip was mostly hanging out. Nerdstar and I got to go out to eat without him a couple of times - it was so nice not having to take a bite, feed him, take another bite, feed him... Eventually we'll find a baby sitter!

For Nerdstar and I the highlight is pretty much always the food! Every trip from the airport to the house has a stop at Whataburger! This trip we also went to Black-Eyed Pea and Pappadeux's and got some not-Duncan donuts! (We don't understand why the Asian women in this area don't have donut shops!) Mom was great and cooked for us the rest of the time and we had a great Christmas lunch before flying back yesterday!

We're glad to so far Noah seems to travel pretty well. The folks had a crib set up for him and he slept pretty good in it. We did take his glow worm with us.

I often think that these are the times we'll never forget - but he won't even remember.

I'll try to post a video tomorrow.

1 comment:

countingchickens said...

I'm ALWAYS afraid someone has stolen the car! glad your holiday travels were safe and you're home again! New years resolution - let's find babysitters.