Parental Writes #2 – TravelPaul Reyburn
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.
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:
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:
Just relaxin’ and hangin’ out.
Or cruising around the lake with a basket of food and a pitcher of Gin & Tonics:
Someday it will be summer again…
–Originally posted on Tumblr.com
—Copyright 2014 – Paul Reyburn