Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Great Family Adventure

Ok, so we may be insane, but in 2 days time we will be traversing the globe.

We will leave our homestead in Rockville, Maryland (located convieniently at Latitude 39° 5' 2" Longitude -77° 9' 9") and first go to Los Angeles (located at Latitude 34° 3' 8" Longitude -118° 14' 37") and then on to Wellington, New Zealand (Latitude -41° 18' 0" Longitude 174° 46' 59").

Our total travel distance will be 8,760 miles or 14,096 kilometers for you down under and everywhere else in the world! Let's recap, shall we? One plane ride on Friday to Los Angeles - thankfully non stop - is 5 hours and 55 minutes give or take the 15 hours it may take us to get through security at BWI. One overnight stay in Long Beach (yeah BOYEE!) with wonderful Tante Bine. One plane ride on Saturday to Auckland, New Zealand departing around bed time for the wee man (PLEASE GOD LET HIM SLEEP) is 12 hours and 55 minutes. A quick deplaning in Auckland, head through Customs and catch yet another plane to Wellington (a measly hour flight, but driving takes 8 hours!). Total flying time on Friday and Saturday combined... drumroll please... 19 hours and change.

Yes sports fans - you read that right! 19 hours and change with a toddler. Should be a great adventure ;). I may need to be committed upon landing, but dammit I'm going on vacation!

We'll make sure to post our experiences along the way.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yuletide Greetings

Hello again.

The Team has been busy. We got a Christmas tree from Home Depot. (pre lit with LED lights)

The wee man is quickly learning to use his very vivid imagination. We switched between playing robot

and fixing his "car" like Big Chris from Roary.

We also got our first snow of the season here, at Casa de HumanTeam. To which the wee man just had to go out and play. The snow was rather unimpressive to the grown ups, but he loved it.

And we learned to catch snowflakes on our tongue.

Potty training continue with highs and lows but the Team presses onward.