Thursday, December 07, 2006

My Little Traveler



Little Boy and I had safe and uneventful travels this week. And let me tell you, my son is one heck of a good traveler! The trip was LONG, but we made all our connections successfully (1 just by the skin of our teeth thanks to lots of running on our part, which Little Boy thought was all great fun), we had good weather and no delays. Can one complain? And yes, I LUGGED that HUGE carseat with me on the bus and through the airports - from terminal to terminal. You see... he is so very comfortable in it - and it is FAA approved, which means he can sit in it on the airplane - so that is what we do. And then, because he is nice and comfy (and well contained, might I add) - he actually takes a nap. And this trip - he just so happened to be napping during meal time so I actually got to eat my perfectly horrible airplane food in peace and quiet and then the steward brought him his food when he woke up.

As to be expected several of the security lines weren't fun - 1 just very long and slow and the other - well, let's just say it took a bit of coaxing to get Byron the bulldozer out of Little Boy's hands and into the tote for x-raying! Oh, and 1 very HARD landing - actually one of the roughest landings I've ever had, goodness! But we came through in 1 piece and my DH met us just outside of luggage claim, on schedule! Doesn't that just make a long trip worth the while!

Nope, the trip itself wasn't bad at all... it is just the jetlag we are battling now.

And - a few more photos... mountains in Germany from the car - look - no snow, and the ice skating rink in downtown Munich.

13 comments:

Jan Mac said...

The summer seems to have gone so quickly and I can't believe that you're back in Europe again. Hope you have a White Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Bless Little Boy for being such a good traveller. Hope the snow comes soon - there was a piece on the news only this morning about how little snow there was in Austria (but it did say that it was forecast for this week).

Anonymous said...

so glad you made it safe and sound. it's nice when children are such good travelers. my mother had a harness for me because i wandered. when she had to run, she would grab the back of the harness and hoist me up like a suitcase with me asking "where going, mama, where going?"

Jeanne said...

Hooray, you're "home" in your other home!
Glad your travel was safe.
Jeanne :)

Anonymous said...

glad all went well, as traveling alone with a small child can be one of hte most trying experiences I think...

Anonymous said...

Little Boy is a great traveler. Now you can have a fun winter in Austria.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a safe trip! Your little boy is getting bigger! What a great traveller he is.

Nadine said...

Welcome in Europe, Evelyn ! I'm glad you and Little Boy had a safe trip !

Smiles,
NADINE.

Anonymous said...

So does that mean you are back in Austria.... (I though you arrived earlier than this and so were staying in Canada....)

Pam said...

Home again, Home again, jiggity jig! Little Boy will have lots of tales to tell daddy and I am sure you area all enjoying being together in one place again.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy you had a safe trip. I've been out of town. We'll catch up more later. Settle in for the winter...

Anonymous said...

Had to grin about Byron the Bulldozer. Was he wanting to let it ride on the belt thru the scanner/xray all by itself?

Glad you had a safe trip!

Darcie said...

Home sweet Austrianhome again, eh Evelyn! So glad you and Little Boy made your trip safely...back with Daddy again!

What a lovely picture of the skating rink. It looks so quaint...like it belongs in a magazine or a book!

I'm looking forward to hearing all of your stories from afar once again!