I have had the most wonderful time visiting with my family. My trip to Poland was a long one since I was traveling all the way from Texas. It took 25 hours for me to travel from my doorstep to my dad’s. Due to my preparations it was an easy trip and here is why.
I had my wallet, boarding passes and passports only in a separate back pack pocket so I did not have to dig to get to my documents.
I had planed my packing for a while and had pre-packed few days before the trip so that I could add last minute items and not rush packing.
I had entertainment, movies, games, books and coloring books for my four year old so he was not bored.
I bought snacks (thank you Polly) in the US airport so I didn’t have to worry about fees or lack of money in London because I was stocked.
I took off out of Houston and the night flight was a great option since son slept almost the entire time, except from during meals and a little after we boarded. I actually had to wake him up an hour before arrival for breakfast. My time in London was a three hour layover. Heathrow is a huge airport with a metro and I am glad I had it. Since I did not land there before it took me few minutes to figure out where to go, that I had to take the underground to another terminal. We had a grand time checking out the stores and then we boarded.
Jetleg is a bit more of a problem for son than I. He has picked up his mid-day naps again but he is starting to go to bed more regularly at a normal time and where he woke up sever limes the first two nights he slept all of last night in a solid stretch. I am on local time and doing fine I even ran today. Stay tuned for more of the fun facts and things that son and I are doing.
Alrighty then, we are in the last stretch before departing for Europe and I feel like I have a pretty solid handle on everything. My weekend went great with my friend visiting with her family. We had a little celebration for the boys’ birthdays they are 2 months apart and celebrated their 4th birthday, we had a party which was wonderful and the whole weekend flew by much too quickly. Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife
Ok so a quick recap of preparations for our trip: what is done and what is still to be done and maybe what I have forgotten. It is funny to watch how I am planning and my husband pilot who travels all the time just is so relaxed and no big deal about the whole thing. I guess it is an occupational hazard to pilot's trips are no big deal.Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife
This is a side effect of having a spouse who is working and away from home for extended periods of time, stuff piles up. It is not only items on the honey do list such as the garage door doesn’t open by code, there is an ant pile in the front yard, there is a leaf pile that needs to be turned over in the back yard, ect. There is also the conversation topics that pile up, especially now with my trip being so very close and last minute things need to be decided, like are we traveling with travelers check or will we use a credit card or cash or a little of all three, finalizing plans of when to drop off the dog and who is driving who to the airport and who is picking who up from the airport and so many more, and last minute gifts. Continued in the Relationships
So another reason for my low blog participation, (even though I have not written much I still have been reading) is our upcoming adventure. Son and I are taking a trip to Europe for several weeks and thus there has been quite a bit of shopping and running around to prepare. Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife
I know that I have been very quiet lately and the thing is that I think about writing everyday but then I get swamped with things to do and projects that I need to wrap up and then it is night and I am so very tired that I feel like falling into bed and passing out. So here is one fun thing that son and I did while Mr. Right was at work and it was such great fun that I highly recommend it. Continued in Hanger Rats