Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Traveling with the Kids for the Austin Ironman
In October we are going to travel to Austin so that Hubby can do the Ironman. Well, okay, it's really the half-Ironman but it's still 70.3 miles. Originally I didn't really want him to spend time training for such an insane race, but it hasn't been that bad and he really enjoys it. My best friend lives in Austin and I have always wanted to take the kids to visit her, so this is a great excuse. The only problem is that she lives in a 3 bedroom house with her little girl and husband so it's going to be a little cramped when we stay with them. I don't know if it's only my kids, but we have such a hard time sleeping in the same room with them on vacation. In fact, we haven't tried it in a long time because we really can't wrap our minds around the logistics of it. I mean, do you go to bed with them at 8:00? Or do you sneak in later after they went to sleep and hope they don't wake up? Plus, in the morning when they wake up at 6:00 like they usually do, don't they see that you're in the same room and want to get up and play? Normally at home they will roll around in their beds for awhile before they make any noise. (We know this because have fantastic video monitors, which I highly recommend!)
However, it appears we aren't going to have a choice this time. I did some research and found what looks like a good travel bed on http://www.onestepahead.com/. I have bought stuff from this website before and liked everything. The reason I liked this one is because it has a bag that can be rolled through the airport. The other beds I found had bags, but they weren't on wheels and didn't look very easy to use. We'll see how it goes sleeping in the same room with our 3 year old. I figure that's better than sleeping with the one year old because at least with her we can tell her she has be lay still for awhile.
So, we'll see how this goes. Fingers crossed!!