Friday, October 29, 2010
Vacation Wrap Up - Part 1
Warning: this is not my usual ranting.... Vacation was actually refreshing and even, dare I say relaxing. I mean, not your couples resort on the beach for 10 days with mimosas relaxing, but as close as one can come with 2 couples, and four kids under the age of 5. :)
The sheer logistics of the transportation was enough to require a vacation. With the 4 adults and 4 children came 2 double strollers, 2 car seats, 1 booster seat and oh, yea, luggage! The kids were great on the plane in comparison to the nightmares that I have heard in the past. My princess sat on my lap and while it wasn't optimal for two and half hours, she was so good. Other passengers actually complimented me on how good she was after the flight. I know they were surprised because as the last group to board the plane, I could see the look of sheer fear and disappointment on the faces of those seated near us. If you could see a thought bubble, it would collectively say, "Oh no, not a baby, I cannot handle a screaming baby for this entire plan ride. Please don't seat here!" That look was only to be matched by the car rental agent who assured us we needed a bigger vehicle (read: more money) and then watched us pile in clowns. Even Barnum & Bailey would have be proud!
Once we were checked in and unpacked (Yes, I'm crazy like that. I must unpack as soon as I arrive), we started with some food shopping for the week. Yes, food shopping. For those without kids or with lots of money, this vacation included a full kitchen and lots of home cooked meals. When you think about it, the kids waste more than they eat, for that I'd rather feed them in the room and then head out to our destination. Plus, since it was a vacation, the adults needed beer and lots of it :)
The week was chock full of Disney and Sea World with just enough pool to keep from exhausting ourselves in the 85-90 degree heat. More to come...