After 2 very LONG days of traveling we finally made it. We left our house at 12pm on Wednesday and arrived at our new home away from home last night (thursday) around 6pm EST. The little man was a saint and did not pull any of his previous antics (apparently he saves those only for when mom is alone) but I was again reminded of just how stressful it is to travel with the little ones. (more on this later.)
I am also reminded just how your perception of an event can change after one good nights sleep. We went to bed at 8 (LM passed out by 6) and awoke this morning around 5am which means somehow we were already on Costa Rica time. On the agenda was the Beach, Pool, Beach, Pool, Breakfast, Pool, Nap....you get the idea.
Here are some pictures of our journey thus far.
Here is the little man sleeping. It only happened for one hour during the 12 hours of airline travel so I thought I would get some proof that he did actually sleep.
Here he is wide awake offering to "share" his car with the Camera.
Yes, I'm smiling. Again a rare sighting during the flight.
Best part of the trip? A much needed rum runner in Miami.
The little man getting in some Curious George time in the first hotel. Traveling with a DVD player is absolutely priceless (more on this later.)
Here we are on our way to breakfast. The little man was again offering to share his car. This time with the Koi in the pond.
5 1/2 hours into our drive from the airport to our final destination the little man had a much needed ice cream break.
Followed by the usual ice cream hangover.
Finally we made it! Here we are this morning getting ready for the Beach.
The trip has just begun and already we are having a great time. The days here are very very very (did I say very?) long so expect me to be posting more than usual.
Thanks again to everyone for your well wishes!