We (finally) arrived home in Charlotte today after a sleepless (for two of us, anyway) night at Miami International Airport. While the last leg of our trip did not remotely go as expected (our misfortunes continued right up to the point we picked our car up in long-term parking), it hasn't overshadowed just how amazing … Continue reading Year 5, Day 240
Year 5, Day 239
After an adventurous week, we said goodbye to Costa Rica this morning, gathering our things and heading for the airport. Not before Miles made absolutely certain he wasn't leaving anything behind. The vacation had been great, but I think we were all ready to get home. Miles, who had managed to befriend almost every dog … Continue reading Year 5, Day 239
Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
It's been several years now since Miles was last aboard an airplane (thanks largely to COVID), but today, and for the next week, we're vacationing in western Costa Rica. "Do you remember being on an airplane before?" I asked him yesterday morning. "No," he said. "Did I like it?" "Well, yeah," I said, admitting, "but … Continue reading Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
Year 5, Day 95
After I touched down in Charlotte last night, I quickly saw a text from Jaclyn letting me know they had parked in the arrivals area. While some part of my very, VERY tired brain registered that she was likely talking about the parking deck, I was still unprepared when I was suddenly tackled at the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 95
Year 5, Day 89
Just two guys in the backseat eating cereal out of a baggie on the way to the airport. I may need a break, but I'm going to miss this kid.
Year 4, Day 335
In an effort to get Miles out of the house this morning, Jaclyn made some...promises. "Daddy!" Miles said as he sprang into the bathroom, WAY more excited than he usually is at 7:30 am. "We're going to fly to Adventure Bay on a plane and meet the Paw Patrol!!!" Hoo boy, I thought. Jaclyn's really … Continue reading Year 4, Day 335
Year 2, Day 126
We were fortunate to have a smooth, uneventful trip to Boston last week, but this morning's return flight was always bound to be more arduous. First, we were leaving the morning after the wedding. Second, we were staying in Cape Cod and were going to need to drive at least two hours to get to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 126
Year 2, Day 119
Today, we set out on another trek across the country, taking a flight north to New England in advance Jaclyn's sister's wedding in Cape Cod. It was hard getting packed and out of the house -- not because organizing suitcases was particularly difficult, but because Miles kept climbing on the luggage. Miles has, of course, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 119
Last night, we left Denver on a late (VERY late) flight back to Charlotte. Miles's first plane trip had gone exceptionally well, barring a particularly hearty bowel release, but how would he fare on a red eye flight? For that matter, how would ANY of us fare? The answer: just fine. Miles slept almost the … Continue reading Day 169
Day 164: Baby’s First Flight!
About a week ago, Jaclyn became aware of a professional development opportunity in Denver, Colorado. "It's in October!" she said. Sounded like a great chance for a family trip to me. Jaclyn soon offered one small correction. "It's actually next week." Ample planning be damned; today we woke up at the crack of dawn and … Continue reading Day 164: Baby’s First Flight!