This Moment: Getting on a Plane!

So if you are on our Facebook page, you know all about the awesomeness of Penelope starting a low grade fever right before bedtime last night.

The night before we leave for a very needed two week vacation that involves her first time on a plane and flying across the country.

Ah, the joys of motherhood, right?

Before the fever reared its ugly head, I was so excited to get on a plane.  I had gotten over my fear of flying with Penelope for the first time and felt ready with a bag full of brand new toys and a fully charged DVD player.

I am the daughter of a retired air force pilot/airline captain and a flight attendant. I grew up traveling. I can’t really explain it, but I NEED to get on a plane and go somewhere several times a year. Peter is the same way. We need to travel for our sanity. We are die hard travelers. In fact, we even met on a trip to Costa Rica!

Now I am  terrified!  Not only does she still have a low grade fever, she woke up at 6a this morning!  2.5 hours early than she normally does.  She has no other symptoms than the low grade fever, and she is in a good mood, so we are still going to get on that plane.

This could be a disaster, but like I said, I NEED to get on a plane for my sanity, so I send more prayers our way!!!

We will be flying into Las Vegas and staying there one night, then driving to Mount Zion National Park to hike and camp.  Then we drive down to Ventura, Ca for more camping, staying with friends and lots of going to the beach so Peter can surf.

While I am gone, our posts will be a little sparse, but I will get some great Round Up posts up with links to our favorite past posts.  And we will still be on Facebook having fun, have you liked us yet? We will be back in full swing the first week of July.

Wish me luck!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good luck! Hope your little one feels much better and the flight goes really well!
    ~Rachel C.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Good news: Fever is gone and Penelope is napping. Bad news: we haven't even left tallahassee yet! Mechanical problems!

  3. Stephanie says:

    OMG. I don't know where to start! We never even left Tallahassee. All day at the airport and we never even got on a plane. I HATE Delta.

  4. You never left Tallahassee?! Now I'm really sending my prayers! I hope this rocky start is the worst of it, and that your vacation is STUPENDOUS!


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