This weekend: a car trip south to see my sister and her husband. On the agenda:
- hotel pools
- a farmer's market
- a peacock room, the turquoise mountain and sky blue
- air and space
- lobster rolls
I am not a seasoned traveller; and am hardly a seasoned parent (just 13 months on the job, and still learning every day), so I haven't got any tricks for long car rides or transatlantic flights or dogsled excursions with very young companions. I will say that I find a backpack key for corralling necessaries; a watch useful, so I can keep track of all the times (Nap, Snack, Running Around, Unexplained Crying, Wild Laughing, Irrational Aggravation, Story, Second Snack) without resorting to my phone; comfortable shoes and washable fabrics mandatory; and patience, humor and perseverance handy. Most ordeals transmute into hilarious tales with lightning speed.
*As ever, click on the image to find links to everything pictured.