Parental Writes #2 – Travel

#2. Travel
I hear horror stories from friends about traveling with kids-their own or others in a nearby plane seat. Duncan has been an awesome traveler from Day 1. When he was 4 months old, we took him with us on a choir trip to Puerto Rico. No problem!! Thank you, Baby Bjorn carrier! His grandparents came along which helped a ton since my wife was busy with the choirs and I was one of the chaperones. 100 high school kids and an infant!

Since then, he has traveled to Arizona a couple of times, Florida (Disney World!), Michigan (by car a few times), and Costa Rica. No complaints-except when the plane doesn’t have a trivia game.

whitewater

This is a bunch of us whitewater rafting in Costa Rica-Duncan loving it up front!

I have to say, It is so much fun to travel with a child when said child wants to try all sorts of adventures! As evidenced by this pic of D-Man on the Arenal zipline:

zipline

He had to do the longer stretches of the zipline with a guide so he didn’t get stuck in the middle but they let him fly solo at the end. He still talks about how awesome that was! I have to agree—if you ever get to Costa Rica, find a way to fit this into your schedule! So. Much. Fun.

As awesome as these far-flung trips are, there is something to be said for a little jaunt to the cabin:

fishing

Just relaxin’ and hangin’ out.

Or cruising around the lake with a basket of food and a pitcher of Gin & Tonics:

boating

Someday it will be summer again…

–Originally posted on Tumblr.com
Copyright 2014 – Paul Reyburn

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Paul Reyburn Paul has been an actor/director in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years and is very active in the MN theater community. His kid is really cool! He also writes the "Parental Writes" blog at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/parentwrites