With my two small children.
Without my husband.
To New York City.
For Thanksgiving. And the Macy's parade.
I can't wait to write about how this all shook down, in hopes that my experience might help anyone who wants to travel with small children. It took some serious Decent Order, as well as coping with Indecent Order (on the way home). Here's some stuff I can't wait to share about ::
- packing for myself, my 5-year-old, and my 1-year-old, all in one bag to check.
- packing a compact carry-on with diapers, activities, food, meds, identification, etc.
- preparing for uncertain weather in November in New York City.
- planning on how to transport my children (stroller, carriers, etc.).
- how I dealt with my credit card number being stolen just before the trip.
- our experience with TSA, given all the recent hoop-la about naked scans and pat-downs.
- how I navigated the subways with small children (let's just say I had help).
- checking out the Garment District aka the Fashion District, as a non-wholesale sewer.
- what to expect from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, should you ever want to attend with small children..
- some bragging on my little brother who was the reason we went to the parade.... he plays the World's Largest Bass Drum in the Purdue All-American Marching Band (who I also marched with and met my husband there as well). The link goes to a video that my brother made using on-drum cameras, as well as national news coverage. Check out Al Roker at the end of the video.... that's my brother's voice asking him to hit the drum.
Be sure to check back as I document our big adventure. For now, I will say it was the trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. I can't believe I used to live within a short-drive's distance to the city, yet it had been over 5 years since I have been there. Can't wait to go back.
Watching the parade with my sweet babe.