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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready . . . Set . . . Go!

Leaving Las Vegas

Saturday August 1, 2009

We left Las Vegas at 4:00am on Saturday August 1, 2009. My mom was so funny and rented a bus for our family and the 17 suitcases, 10 carry on bags, one stroller and car seat that we had to take with us. I was a little anxious as we started that morning knowing we had a fifteen hour plane ride ahead of us with a seven month old baby.

(Too excited to pay attention to the NO STANDING sign on the bus)

(Jack wasn't used to being us THIS early. PS - doesn't he look like Gavin here?)

Jack did amazingly well on both flights. From Vegas to Philadelphia and the Philadelphia to Venice. I was really prepared for the worst - but we were able to keep him entertained and asleep for most of the fight. We had to switch his day and nights, so sleeping during this time was an essential part of our travel strategy.

(We kept Jack entertained with Baby Einstein movies)

(Uncle James and Jack)

We did get a nice three hour lay over in Philadelphia where we were able to let Jack play and roll around. Please don't judge me for letting my seven month old crawl on the airport floor. I was desperate.

(Aunt Becca and Jack)

We ended up sitting on the runway in Philadelphia for an extra three hours while they worked on the plane generators. It was a miracle that Jack slept through those three hours and the next nine hours to Venice.

(None of us were happy about sitting on a plane for three extra hours)

By Sunday August 2, 2009 we finally had arrived in Venice and we boarded the Celebrity Summit.


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