Tuesday, March 15, 2011


It's been 10 days and we have arrived in Ft. Lauderdale. It was hard to blog when Internet cost $.55 a minute. So I kept a written journal instead. I have trips in there dating from 2004 and it's a nice tradition to keep logging trips in there. Back to reality soon. We have to report to disembark in 30 minutes, and then it's on to the airport and to Buffalo.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


It's about 5 am and here we are at the airport, waiting for our flight to board. There are a remarkable number of people here for it being so darn early in the morning! I guess that's why they call it the city that never sleeps? No, wait we're in Buffalo. ;) To Atlanta, then Acapulco. First time using the new passport, even though it was issued in 2007. It would all be very exciting if I didn't miss Annie so much. She was sleeping peacefully when we left. I'm trying not to think about how it will go when she wakes up and realizes Mom and Dad are gone.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We are almost packed and getting ready to leave for Buffalo. There seems like so much stuff we have to bring. I always worry that I'm going to forget something important. But, in the end, most stuff can be picked up on the way. As long as we have our documents, Annie, and her snuggy, we are all set.

The challenge this morning appears to be keeping everything packed. Annie loves pulling things out of our bags, carrying them around, and then discarding them somewhere else. Also, she insisted on wearing this pair of pants this morning that are too long on her. She keeps coming by and saying, "pants, please," so I'll pull them up for her.

It's been a long time since we've done a big trip like this! Nervous, excited.