A few months ago when we started planning our trip, we thought a lot about whether we should fly or drive. Each option has its benefits and its downfalls. Even after pricing both options, I was ready to fly. But then when I went to book the tickets, I realized that on the way home we would have to fly from New Orleans to Charlotte to Chicago to home. When you factor in getting to the airport early and layovers, it was going to be as bad as driving. I used a fly or drive calculator that showed that it was better for the wallet and the environment to drive. The downside is that the travel time does eat up a bit of your visit and we were all pretty exhausted by the time we got home.
|At Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri. |
If you've ever driven through this area, you've seen the signs.
|Chillin' in the car. |
Rykert's sweatshirt served as a curtain and she loves to play with her shoes.
But we made it. And had a nice visit while we were there. I'm so surprised by the resiliency of a toddler. She really took it all in stride - new people, new surroundings, new schedule.
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We did. I even took an extra day off of work and managed to get some Christmas "elf work" done. (My dad always calls it elf work.) We just don't have the space for a huge Christmas tree, so I settled for something smaller and far more toddler-proof. The Christmas cards have been ordered, and the shopping, the little that I'm doing, is nearly done.