Monday, May 10, 2010
Day 1 of our vacation included one activity -- traveling to Jacksonville.
We drove first to Knoxville, Iowa, to register the girls for ID cards... seems like a good idea to have them. Now we don't need to carry their birth certificates or social security cards when we go places and they were on $5.
Then we drove onto Kansas City, Missouri, which is the airport from which we'd chosen to fly. My. Goodness. The weather was very rainy and I had my doubts as to whether our flight would be on time... or delayed... or cancelled.
But, when arrived, we found that our flight was indeed on time, and after checking in and checking our luggage... making our way through security (which was much less hairy than I expected)... we found ourselves waiting at the gate for our plane.
Julia has a love of airplanes, so it was fascinating for her to watch planes move around beyond the glass. She also thinks rain is fun, so it was a win-win.
Our flight to Atlanta went swimmingly, and other than trying to figure out a way to get Julia to understand that she needed to be buckled in periodically ("STUCK! STUCK, Mama!!!!!! STUCK!!!"), she did great on the flight. Raven wasn't half bad either, but I'm sure the next passenger didn't exactly appreciate a half-eaten safety instruction card. Hee.
We AND our luggage arrived in Jacksonville without incident, and meeting up with my sister, Melissa, was a breeze. Both girls EVENTUALLY fell asleep on the way to Jesup, Georgia, where my sister lives with her husband, Ty.
Up next? Day 2!