For those who followed my pregnancy with Grayson you know that last summer was full of bed rest in lieu of trips to the beach. But this summer, that is changing, thankfully. The last two summers I spend my time pregnant or taking care of Sadie in the NICU so our family hasn’t been able to go away together for awhile minus a short trip to a lake house. But this weekend we are so excited to get-a-way and share our experiences traveling with seven, baby included!
You’ll find us staying the weekend in a pretty fabulous little suite at the Hilton Garden Inn because we have outgrown a regular sized hotel room, three kids ago. It seems to be the perfect location for our main attraction which is Busch Gardens! Grayson is turning 8-months-old tomorrow and he is the only baby I know who gets a mini-vacay out of his special monthly milestone. I can’t wait to see him smile when he sees Elmo. As a big fan of watching Sesame Street with his sisters, I am sure he is going to love our outing to the amusement park.
We packed up the car this morning and spent 3.5 hours driving to our destination. I think we heard “Are we there yet?” every 10-15 minutes courtesy of McKenzie. But, Grayson slept the entire time with hardly a peep and the other girls napped so it was a great time for me to catch-up on my never-ending emails and chit-chat with Mr.Darling — which hardly ever happens. For a mini-van packed trip I was surprised with how smoothly it went.
After our weekend away I plan to share all of my advice and tips for traveling with baby, what you’ll need to survive the car trips, the best places to go and so much more. Stay tuned!
What are your weekend plans?
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