Monday, August 30, 2010

We're going on Vacation!

Every year we head down to Northern California to "camp" (tents, yes, but also running water, flush toilets, and a camper with a full kitchen) on some beautiful property my father owns. Last year (pics here) one of the things we were vacationing from was our wait for news of our child. This year we are boldly taking her! So tomorrow morning we will feverishly finish packing and head to the train station, with the hope that a 14 hour train ride will be easier to pull off with a 10 month old than a 12 hour drive in the car.

So far the strangest thing about vacation has been buying jarred baby food and disposable diapers for the road. I stood in the baby aisle in Safeway tonight for almost 30 minutes completely unsure of what in heck to buy. There are not, however, laundry facilities where we are going so into the paper dipes our little girl's bum will go! After all, that's what they were invented for.

Wish us luck everyone, and stand by for some changes 'round here after the vacation draws to a close.



  1. have a blast. and your last line intreguies me!

  2. Have fun! I've taken the train with Phinney several time (just the 2 of us) and it is by far my favorite way to travel with a baby. You can walk around, look out the windows, there's more room than a plane, and now that he's older he spends the whole time walking up and down the length of the train. :)

  3. Best of luck, enjoy yourselves!

  4. Changes?!?!

    Hope you're having a great vacation. The train ride sounds like it will be lots of fun for a 10 month old.

  5. Sounds wonderful lady! I am so excited to hear about the train ride- we have never done this before and sounds so great to do with a baby. What a awesome way to close out your 1st summer with baby J !!