Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a Weekend!

Well, we completed our Dallas trip this weekend and made it back in one piece. My little one was a champ! He is such a good little traveler. I wish I could say the same for the other travelers we ran into. I was shocked at how rude and nasty people were. As I struggled to get my child onto the plane and into our seats, people were just nasty. Their reactions ranged from eye-rolling to unpleasant comments. And not one person every offered to help when they saw me struggling. Not even a flight attendant on any of the four flights we took. It crushed my holiday spirit a bit but I rallied.

I grew up in Dallas and I miss it a lot. It felt so good being home again. We stuffed ourselves with Mexican food, German food and barbecue. We drove around the Park Cities looking at holiday lights and stopped by NorthPark to see the decorations and my very favorite Santa Claus. (see above) Noodlebug was very brave and even cracked a smile for the Santa photo.

I also discovered a fantastic travel tip I would like to pass on. I was worried about carrying so much baby gear with me on the plane so I opted not to bring a stroller or any toys. Instead, I rented a stroller and toys through TravelBabees. They were fantastic!!! Not only are they affordable but they delivered the items to our hotel. The stroller was a BRAND NEW Peg-Perego and the toys were also new and age appropriate. It gave Noodlebug lots of great things to play with in the hotel room without me having to lug around a bag of toys from home. Such a great affordable service! I highly recommend it if you are traveling with little ones.

(I am not associated with nor paid by TravelBabees. I just wanted to recommend a great service)

After all the hustle and bustle, it is great to be home. If I can just get hubby to put the lights outside, I think we will be ready for Christmas. I'm looking forward to it!

(photo borrowed from and owned by NorthPark Center)


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Souds like you were able to have a good time

Amy said...

I did, Mary Isabella! Hope you are well!