Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Crusties in Kentucky

When Link sneezed two snot globs across the room at Uncle Ken's home in Kentucky (Link's 5th state in 5 months) I knew we were in for a long vacation. The next morning Link's eyes were matted shut and nose crusted over. Traveling with a kid provides some challenges. Traveling with a sick kid provides a few more. Here are some things I learned.

1. When no medicine is on hand, contact solution breaks down proteins and thus eye boogers and nose boogers. A squirt up the nose and a finger smear on the eyes does wonders. I worked out the goo in Link's eyelashes as we nursed. A suction ball took care of the rest.

2. Car seats are great for upright sleep and the clearing of the sinuses. We bypassed the co-sleeping for the car seat. It seemed like Link was up only about 3 hours a day. It would have been great for travel days or rest and relaxing. We bypassed any activities outside of Papa's house so Link could get all the rest he could.

3. If you were not sick before baby got sick, you will be after.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Meet the Travelers

The adverturist: Lincoln Durbin (born July 2009). The parents: Bryce and Shannon Durbin.

How does traveling with a baby work?
An easily portable child, baby wearing and a quality car seat/stroller.
Breast feeding, so no bottles, washing, heating, cooling, mixing, etc required.
Co-sleep, so no travel play-pen, bassinet, etc needed.

Shannon and Bryce have always loved to travel. They meet walking the old stone streets of Florence, Italy though they are both from the Midwest. To date they have visited 38 states together and 12 countries in total. They plan to visit all US States by 2011 and every continent by 2031.

Lincoln has visited four states in his four months of life.

Join us as we travel the globe in search of amazing food, great art, a little bit of history and spirituality, and tons of adventure and relaxation.