>Where in the World is Team Awesome??

22 Jan

>If you’re wondering where we are, that’s an excellent question! Right now, we’re supposed to be on an airplane to Louisiana. Are we? No!

Traveling with kids is quite the adventure. When making reservations for a long flight, you’re faced with the dilemma–do you get to your location early, but leave early? Or do you leave at a more reasonable time and get in at an ungodly hour? We opted for the early-departure option. This meant that we had to leave the house by 6:30 this morning.

We-ell, that is quite the task when you’re transporting two small children and everything you may need for yourself and those two children for a period of 1-3 weeks with you. Plus two carseats. Plus a double stroller. A diaper bag. A laptop. Toys. Treats. How about a Xanax?

Anyway, our flight was supposed to leave at 7:55 and we got there at 7:15. We ran in and they told us we were too late, the gate was closed there was nothing they could do, that we have to be there 35 minutes before our flight leaves. Well, Bucko, we had 40 minutes, but no. “There is nothing we can do.” Once we got home, we got on the Continental website and it says the gates close 30 minutes before the scheduled flight time.

So we’re taking a red-eye tonight at 11:55. This will be nothing if not a fun adventure! Hopefully, we’ll all get a good nap and then the kids will sleep on the flight tonight. We shall see.

On a cuter note, here are some pics of our visit here in Seattle! We’ve had such a fun time and we’re so glad that we were able to come up here for a few days before heading to Louisiana. Especially since our stuff isn’t supposed to be there for at least another week, so we would’ve been living friendless and family-less (that’s TOTALLY a word!) in our ghetto extended-stay hotel. When we first got here, we were walking to Sam’s dad’s deli in a total Norman Rockwell moment, holding hands and walking down the sidewalk in the picturesque historic part of a big city when Clark said, “It’s nice to have family!” It sure is.

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3 Responses to “>Where in the World is Team Awesome??”

  1. Hillary January 22, 2008 at 6:19 pm #

    >For some reason, NONE of your newest posts showed up on my computer until today. I’ve been checking back for the past few weeks, and the last post I saw was your “Holy Moley!” one. ANYWAY, I’m glad you’re in such high spirits considering all the chaos you’re going through. Good luck getting to LA and beginning your new lives there. 🙂

  2. Jen January 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    >Aww, that’s crummy about your flight. Maybe your kids will sleep on the one tonight? I can’t believe how much Mer and Clark look alike. They’re so cute! Good luck tonight!

  3. Sara January 23, 2008 at 5:10 am #

    >Cute pictures! I’m glad you had fun in Seattle (even w/o me…is that even possible?? 😉 And you *should* be at the airport right now, so have a good flight!

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