May 20, 2012
This last week our family spent almost a week in Virginia. Jim’s brother, Logan, graduated from Patrick Henry College on Saturday the 12th so we flew to Virginia from Kansas City on Friday the 11th. We flew home on Thursday the 17th with lots of memories made inbetween.
We departed KCI around 1130am. It was a great time for Abigail. We were able to get up at her usual time that morning, feed her breakfast, and head to the airport. We got there extra early because we weren’t sure how it would be checking in and going through security with all of our stuff. We had a carseat, a stroller, 3 suitcases, a laptop bag, a purse, and a diaper bag. How we managed to carry it all in and around the airport defies logic. And how we managed to only have to check one bag defies logic even more. I talked to some online buddies about what all I would need to do for Abigail and how getting everything on and off the plane worked. They gave me great advice and it made the trip easy and painless.
We were on a smaller plane that had 2 seats on each side. Abigail rode on our laps(mostly mine) the whole flight. We gate checked the carseat, stroller, and our two suitcases. We carried on the laptop bag, my purse, and the diaper bag.
Abigail did amazing. She was completely content eating a healthy diet of fruit twists, animal crackers, and goldfish. A few episodes of Dora helped round out the flight. The only mild hiccups we had were during the descent her ears started to hurt and she cried a bit, but a few more snacks helped her ears pop and she was happy again shortly. The other was as she was chugging some water from her sippy the lid popped off, effectively soaking us both. Not a huge deal, but irritating nonetheless.
After we got off the plane and rounded up all of our baggage, we took a shuttle over to pick up our rental car. I could sing the praises of Enterprise endlessly. Best $160 I’ve ever spent. For real. If you want to eliminate marital stress during a vacation, RENT YOUR OWN CAR. Once we had our own wheels, we grabbed some lunch at Leesburg’s extremely packed chick fil-a, stopped at Target to pick up diapers and wipes, then headed to our hotel to unpack our things and get A’s bed ready for the night.
After all of that we headed to a very, very dear friends home for dinner. I grew up with this family and attended church with them for years. We hadn’t gotten to visit for 2 years so it was a wonderful time of reunion and fellowship. I was a little worried how Abigail would do after such a tiring day full of travel and having to “behave”, but she did so wonderful. She was happy and smiling and chatting. She loved petting their kitties and thoroughly enjoyed her hot dog bun, angel food cake, and vanilla ice cream dinner.
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