Friday, December 13, 2013

Edith's First Vacation

Our week in South Carolina and Georgia wasn't Edith's first trip -- that honor belongs to our day in Philadelphia in May. And it certainly wasn't her first road trip -- after so many back-and-forths between New York and Ohio, she's a pro.

But it was her first vacation.

That meant her first hotel stays. I have to admit I was nervous. But with very little effort and for no more money, we ended up in suites for three of our six nights. Now, that didn't mean we had two completely separate rooms -- there was no door to distinguish the two areas, but more like an extended wall. But it did provide Edith with a bit more darkness to sleep in while Paul and I stayed up.

Even in Charleston, where we really did have only one room, we were able to put the Pack 'n' Play in the tiny "hallway" leading to our room door. We turned off the lights, pulled up Hulu, and watched TV on my phone while she slept.

And sleep she did. She had no problems whatsoever sleeping through the night. Naps were hit or miss, mostly in the car or stroller.

So overall, vacationing with Edith was a good experience and one I won't mind repeating. And at no point (or at least very, very few points!) did I wish I was home instead of on the road, and that speaks volumes.

Our vacation was just a week before Edith's birthday, which means she hit the 10-state mark before she turned one. In order: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. At this rate, she'll have visited them all by kindergarten!

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