Our trips in May included camping and flying to the big apple!
While I might not have been brave enough to try camping on my own, with the expertise of my friend Liz I thought camping with a four month old would be doable - and it definitely was! We packed up our bags a drove to Lake Junaluska just outside Asheville, wound our way through Maggie Valley, hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and ended up at the Mile High Campground. We pitched out tent, hung our hammocks, and ate the most glamourous camping food ever thanks to our on site gourmet chef Liz. Panini's, omletes, roasted red pepper tomoato soup, tacos, cinamon rolls...the list goes on.
We squished the three of us into our small two person tent - had a relatively restless night due to lack of space - but awoke in the morning alive and well. Lewis took naps like a champion - I laid him down in the tent with a noise machine and he snoozed. He even got his bed time bath...with a view I might add. It surely beats the kitchen sink. Billy took Lewis exploring in the woods and we saw wild Elk walking around the campsites. All in all a great weekend.
Some camping must haves for next time:
1. White noise machine.
2. Container for a bath 3. Wamer clothes than we thought we needed
Hanging with Dad
I spy a baby.
Lewis' first hammock
Bath time with a View
We took our first airplane ride with Lewis! The flight was at 8pm which is his normal bedtime, so he slept the whole way! We got to see my sister Ashley and her husband Kyle graduate from their PhD programs at Columbia University. Can I say I am one PROUD sister?? And we got to eat and amazing celebratory buffet lunch at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center thanks to Kyle's Grandpa. I am full just thinking about it. SO good.
Things we were thankful for this trip:
1. Our Ergo baby carrier. No sore backs for us.
2. My nursing cover. Feed that kid anywhere.
2. Our little one's ability to sleep on a bench
3. Our family and their amazing accomplishments!!! PhDs!!