I am super excited about being in Casper. It's beautiful country out there - plus I get to test my powers of insanity again. I have been to Casper three or four times now. I have never seen snow fall in Wyoming, but yet I have never seen snowless-grounds. I'm not sure if it's me, or if that's just the way of Wyoming, but it's humorous to me.
Paul and Sarahlynn and the girls are coming to meet us there, so the fun will be
I have already gotten Abby's stuff together, and mine is just about ready to go into the bag. I've learned over the years that I pack in advance, and Anny packs at the last minute. What I am continuing to learn is that we are both right, and I just need to let her work at her own pace and leave her alone. I'm still working to learn that, and so far have not harped on her at all about this trip. It's called growth, I say!
But, and I am a believer that there is always a but... If I am being honest I would tell you that I am dreading the trip TO and FROM Casper. Abby has done wonderfully on our trips by air in the past, but those have been trips aimed at success for her. Two-three hours, direct flights. This trip is two planes - four hour and one hour, with a layover in Denver.
We have gotten together some toys and a couple of small books. I have even picked up a bag of lollipops and yogurt covered fruits (her new favorite). We're thinking about loading "Madagascar" onto the iPod and hoping she will become as engrossed in the small version as she has been on the regular TV for the last couple of nights.
So - what are your travel tips with toddlers? What is the ONE thing you would not go without? What it the biggest mistake you have made in relation to toddler travel?