Last weekend, Marti, Ellie and myself ventured out to Orlando, because I was speaking at WordCamp Orlando.
Travelling with a young child is quite an ordeal: we had an insane amount of baggage with us (pack ‘n’ play, diapers, clothes, clothes, clothes, stroller etc.).
Fortunately, our drive over was exceptionally easy: Ellie slept the full two hours and woke up as we pulled up at the hotel. Amazing!
She had a bit of a hard time sleeping in the Pack ‘n’ Play, but she did ok, especially for sleeping in the same room as us, even as we watched TV.
She slept all the way home though, which was also a big relief. Two easy two-hour car rides.
It was a lot of work and wasn’t a particularly relaxing trip, but I’m glad we did it as we start exposing Ellie to being in unfamiliar places.