We usually spend one week each summer in Westport, NY on Lake Champlain with my husband's family.
We toyed with the idea of flying, but it looked like flying would require at least one layover + a ferry ride, so the better option was for us was to drive. Plus, we'd have to check our pak n play since we wouldn't have one where we were going. As much as a plane trip would have been nice, it just didn't seem to be the better option here. So on Wednesday, July 24, we drove 5 hours to Richmond and stayed one night with my mom and dad. We took it east on Thursday, J took a decent mid day nap, and then we hit the road to Westport at 9PM and drove the next 12 hours of our trip through the night. I was terrified of how M would do, but after a bit of a rough start (dirty diaper one hour into the trip, night construction around DC, and a baby who wanted to laugh and clap her hands at 11pm), she did fantastic. We arrived at our destination at 8:30AM very sleepy, but quite happy.
After some naps and playing with M's cousins, we checked into our room at the pace where the wedding was being held, and we headed to lunch at the marina in town. Anyone else have a baby who loves to eat out because she gets to play with a menu?
These mozzarella sticks and raspberry sauce are the main reason we eat at the marina!
I had one delicious lobster roll! Good food was definitely needed when you're going on about three hours of sleep.
After lunch we got a few photos by the water. You can't quite see it in our eyes, but I promise our smiles were screaming, "WE MADE IT!"
Clearly M was really into family photos.