The Unfriendly Skies

July 12, 2011

In retrospect, spilling most of my 44 oz. Diet Coke in my lap on the way to the airport wasn’t really a good omen. Soaking wet, sticky, and nervous: three things I didn’t want to be as I headed into my 3 hour flight, without N.C., with Jackson. And yet, that’s exactly how my trip […]

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Last gasp at reliving my summer vacation

June 8, 2010

Last vacation post, I swear! I just had to share some more photos, and then, I promise, I’ll get back to real life and out of vacation mode. Be warned–this is a very pic heavy post! Proceed at your own peril:

The infamous Alcatraz. We didn’t go to the island this trip because we’ve both been–it’s an utterly creepy, surreal place. But it is a pretty picture.

We stayed in the Financial District, about 4 or 5 blocks from the Embarcadero area. Our hotel was the Le Meridien, and we had a beautiful bay view room on the 23rd floor. There were floor to ceiling windows that gave us a view of Coit Tower to the north and over by the Ferry building to the east. The kid LOVED standing up and looking out the window (and banging on the window too, he got quite the kick out of that). The first few times it was a little freaky for me to see him standing there, but eventually I got used to it.

The Ferry Building. We spent a LOT of time here–they’ve got amazing food vendors and restaurants here and it was only a few blocks from our hotel. Win-win.

My husband (and my reflection). Part of the reason for our trip was that it was our 4th wedding anniversary, and we like to try and celebrate every year by taking a vacation or at least getting a hotel room and pretending we’re on vacation. I’m so lucky to be married to him, and I’m so glad that he’s the father of my kid–he’s a fantastic husband and amazing father!

Have I mentioned that I love this kid?

Next time I’m complaining about parking, someone remind me of this photograph.

We went to the Aquarium of the Bay one day. It’s a smaller aquarium, but it’s got this cool tunnel that you walk through while fish and sharks swim around you. It was pretty neat. This photograph of the jellyfish wasn’t a part of the tunnel, but I thought it was so cool I had to share it (N.C. took this one).

There are more photos…just click through

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10 tips for vacationing with an infant (or toddler)

June 6, 2010

So you remember how I took that vacation? And how I kept asking for tips on traveling with the kiddo? And how I never seem to shut up about it? Well, turnabout is fair play. So, in the interest of sharing information, here are my tips for vacationing with your infant (mine is 9 months […]

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It was wonderful, I don’t want it to be over

June 2, 2010

We’re back from our vacation, and I’m in full on mourning mode. Mourning the end of freestyle days and lazy mornings and no cubicles. We had an amazing time, and I don’t want to reenter the real world! I say vacation every day for everyone!! I’ve got a few posts about the trip planned over […]

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The Essentials: Traveling Mom (sans kid) Edition

March 8, 2010

Welcome to The Essentials, a new sometimes feature here on the blog where I can show some of the products that are in my survival toolkit. To kick things off, I’m starting with my “traveling mom” edition, a list of those products I found essential as a mom traveling without my kid. This list is […]

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