Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Trips

Lila Jane has been on many trips in her lifetime.

We've gone to...

  • The Rocky Mountain National Park...Estes Park and Denver.
  • We've gone swimming in...the ocean, various rivers, creeks and lakes.
  • Washington DC (The Smithonian, The Capitol) and to visit family in MD. The first time she was on a plane she was 5 mos. old and we were going to DC to visit family.
  • Dutch Wonderland in PA.
  • Kansas visit family.
  • Chicago (The Art Institute, The Natural History Museum).
  • St. visit friends.
  • Various places nearby...Ha-Ha Tonka, Mark Twain National Forest, The Cave Restaurant...I really need to take her to my hometown.
She's also a really great traveler. She sings nursery songs or songs she makes up or songs we find on the radio, she plays with the drawing pad, she sleeps. We take it slow and stop every so often or we bring lots of adventures to keep her busy on the plane/train/in the car.

I can't wait until she's older and the real adventures begin! I can't wait to take my kiddo overseas! I want my kid to see the world and I want to go on cheesy family adventures for the rest of our lives!

10 Places Every Kid Should See
If we start next summer that's one a year until she's 13, about the age we become 'uncool'.

And, here are our Summer Travel Plans

End of May 
Go visit my family in DC. My sister calls it their Annual Family Party, and eventually all of her family (her in-laws and all of us) are there and there's a BBQ and the Blues Festival and all sorts of DC fun! Lila and I are flying out early to have a chill weekend with my mother, sister, brother-in-law and 3 year old niece.

I like that this is becoming a summer tradition. I'm hoping we can stay longer than we did last year as my friends just bought a home.

Flitting about Missouri
We like to go visit my St. Louis friends, my aunt in Cabool, my in-laws in KC and at the Lake of the Ozarks.

I have family and friends in Texas who have never met my kidlet (I know I'm a horrible person)...we have been making plans to remedied this!

So, what are your summer plans? Have any plans with some kiddos?


  1. We've only traveled by car with the kids, and have learned that they can only take so many hours a day. We may be going out to the Quad Cities to visit family this year and meet my nephew for the first time. Other than that we are staying close to home. A trip to Ocean City or VA Beach, just a few hours away, will be the only other trip.

  2. Hello, Stephanie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going to my cousin's wedding in DC this Oct. I adore the Smithsonian. My kids are now in their 20's and we're trying to plan a trip to England. Thank goodness I don't have to worry about packing snacks for them anymore. Happy travels.

  3. Wow...Lila is so cute! just saw the pic. :) Oh trips with kids is fun! TWo years ago we travelled with the kids from Vienna, Germany, Luxembourg England, FRance (Disney) then Italy by car. Was fun! THe kids were so tired after that..but just the other day, my son kept asking me when we will travel again.Oh this summer, I will be travelling with my girl friends in a Cruise ship on the Mediterrenean for a week. Mama needs a break. :D

  4. oh thanks for stopping and commenting on my blog. It's great to meet you. :)

  5. No real travel plans for me. I'm a homebody. My daughter invited me to go to a concert with her later this summer so that will be my big deal - going into the city. I will stress about it for days ;)



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