Traveling with two little ones is daunting, especially when it involves long drives and plane rides. The sheer amount of stuff that you have to pack (double stroller, diaper, wipes, snacks, books, toys, change of clothes, etc.) can be overwhelming in and of itself. But we did it- we packed up both boys and took a long weekend trip to Montreal. We met my parents there, and together explored Old Montreal and Mile End, two of my favorite neighborhoods in the city.
Of course traveling with kids also means an altered itinerary. Gone are the days of window shopping, browsing sweet shops, and stopping at little cafes for refreshments. Instead, you seek out playgrounds and open spaces where the kids can run wild and free. You find yourself doing all of the touristy stuff you promised yourself you would never do- horse and buggy rides, aquatic boats, little trains. You also zero in on the restaurants that are super quick and loud- the thought being your wild boys will go rather unnoticed if the volume level is already high.
(finished my sweater on the plane, and proceeded to wear it every day…more on that later!).
Because my mom was with us, that meant lots of time visiting churches. It is her most favorite thing to do when traveling. That and graveyards. I know…she sounds like a real ball of fun, huh?! (love you mom!) They were breathtaking, I’ll give her that!
Last night, we rolled in at about 9:30 after a long day of travel. Both boys transferred from the car to the crib without a fight (and that never happens). My husband and I pretty much collapsed and decided it was a little nuts to take on that amount of travel for a weekend away. It was a blast, but does anyone want to come take care of the kids this week while we recover?