First Family Vacation

29 May

Phew! We’re back  from our first mini-vacation with Ani baby (well got back on Sunday evening) .

  •  Baby stuff: Little one slept well both nights. Yay! Of course, because of the long detour we took on the way back she was dull the whole of yesterday. Driving with a baby is tough work. We stopped nearly every 30 mins or so. Max we drove without a break was probably an hour.
  • The not-so-nice things: Last minute hotel booking meant terrible hotel in Morro Bay. Couldn’t do: Whale watching cruises, shopping in local fair, play in the beach too long. Also multiple bad food experiences.
  • Highlights of trip: Singing “Chippi irukkudu muttum irukku” with R and doing the whole male/female interchange thing. Being spoiled silly by the husband. Enjoying quick coffee cups at Starbucks and top dog cafe on both mornings.
  • New things experienced: Spotted lots of orange/Pink wildflowers. Drove along the beach. Saw a giant artichoke farm. Shopped in a boutique in U.S  . Drove along the coast for nearly 6 hours factoring in all our breaks.
  • Thoughts: Didn’t spot a diaper changing station ANYWHERE in our entire vacation. Travelling with babies is probably taboo in this county. Being in a mall for more than 45 mins can give me severe migraines. There was no need to unload the car in such a hurry. In hindsight I should have waited for R to help me. Also, unpacking everything within half an hour  of being back was major overkill. Next time I need to pack healthy snacks. Not so healthy that I do not want to consume them.



5 Responses to “First Family Vacation”

  1. meenasehar May 29, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Subha…yayyyyyyy for happy memories and a greattttt trip.
    and this is what I do when i don’t find a clean restroom to change diaper – i just place him in the trunk and change his diaper der. very convenient and it is a huge distraction for baby with the myriad stuff we dump in the trunk 🙂

  2. meenasehar May 29, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    and oh I loved that song replay that you guys did.we should have a game night soon 🙂

  3. Meenakshi May 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Ohhh..I remember the trip to Yosemite and back..the return trip was particularly bad cos K was crying constantly and I had to stop to feed/soothe every 30 minutes. Only after he slept we had a better drive back..and yes..I do the same thing MK does for the diaper changing. The only downside is the smell if it was a potty! 😛 Baked cheetos and chocolate raisins are our favourite snacks..

    • balanceoriented May 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

      Wow..I wasn’t aware there was such a thing as baked cheetos. Def. will try it. Also chocolate raisins remind me of nutties (used to be sold in India) .

      • Meenakshi May 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

        Yeah..almost the same! 😛

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