Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In Flight Entertainment

On Wednesday, almost a week ago, we flew into Salt Lake. Even under the best of circumstances flying with children is hard. It tries the patience of even the best of parents. Luckily for us it went pretty well. Fiona, true to form, was very active and loathe to sleep during our travel, not being her familiar crib. We had to fly to Atlanta first which is really frustrating since it doesn't actually get us any closer to our destination, only more South. So after 4 or 5 hours of traveling we were still no closer than we were in Charlotte. It was as though our trip was just beginning. Both of the kids did wonderfully as we tried to keep them constantly entertained. Fiona was the most difficult since she doesn't have her own seat, she refuses to sleep, she can't color, watch anything for an extended period of time etc... Things that always work: food. Timm crushed the delicious hard buttery cookies they give you and spoon fed them to her. AS you can see, she was delighted.
Bella was a great sport throughout the whole day and was rewarded with a visit to the cockpit of our first flight. I'm not sure she actually looked around once she was there as she was posed for the picture and quickly ushered out. At least she can study the details retrospectively in the photo.
This was a huge mural in the Charlotte airport that I had never seen before. I loved it! It was right up my alley- a beautifully painted pastoral scene, layered and collaged with numbers, texture and the like. It was in two parts, and super long! It was positioned right under the moving walkway and I snapped these pictures between passengers.



It reminded me of Shell, thinking she would appreciate the art. All in all, the trip was better than I thought it would be, but I did have Timm's assistance and two fairly happy girls. The trip back will be more complicated...
Updates of the trip to come.
Currently broadcasting from Fairview/Bird's Eye, Utah.
Over and out.

5 comments:

Denise said...

Sorry I haven't called you back yet! Last week's storm and power outage really through me for a loop. When are you coming to Denver? WE CAN'T WAIT!!!

michelle said...

So you do have internet access!! Excellent.

I'm sure your girls were champs, they are great. I do love that art!

Hannah said...

I am just so glad you are here! Your kids are seriously champs- seriously!

Susan said...

It's always good to hear and see the events first-hand! I'm sure the passengers around you were duly entertained.

And yes, the trip back will be much more challenging!!! You should probably enlist Charlotte or Emily as an assistant.

Tasha said...

Its hard to travel cross country with kids. We did it over and over again from Baltimore to SLC or Vegas. When we got on that plane exactally 2 years ago with 2 month old Stella and 3 year old Evie, I was sad to be leaving the East Coast but I looked at Dave and said "We never have to make this trip again unless we want to!" I bet we flew that route 20 times in 5 years! Good luck on the way home. I hope I get to see you!

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