Posts Tagged ‘travelling with kids’

Going home

April 30, 2014

Leg one:  PER – SYD.

Movies and lunch.  All good.

The 4 hour flight went pretty quickly with lunch and tv.  We then spent 14 hours in a Sydney airport hotel.

Leg two: SYD – LAX.

We didn't mind the delay at all.  It meant time in the airport playground, new toys thanks to Qantas apology vouchers and the time came off the wait at the other end anyway!

We were back at the airport bright and early but our 10am flight was delayed until after lunch.  We didn’t mind the delay at all. It meant time in the airport playground, new toys thanks to Qantas apology vouchers and the time came off the wait at the other end anyway!

Apparently the lights are turned off so we can all get some sleep.

Apparently the lights get turned off so we can all get some sleep.

Leg three: LAX – IAH.

I still had enough energy to read everyone the safety card as I have done on every flight.

By the third flight I knew the safety instructions so well I thought I should be demonstrating them to everyone.  Apparently I’m supposed to be quiet through that bit though.

I told Mum that we wanted to play all of this flight too.

Then I told Mum that we wanted to play all of this flight too.

But a few hours of sleep did feel good.  So good in fact neither of us wanted to wake up when we got to Houston so Mum and Papi had to carry us off the plane.

But a few hours of sleep did feel good. So good in fact neither of us wanted to wake up when we got to Houston so Mum and Papi had to carry us off the plane.

 

 

IAH > LAX > SYD

April 15, 2014

Our trip got off to a bad start with me vomiting, Papi feeling sick and a momentary hiccup with Rafa’s Australian visa.

We had everything back on track by the time we had departed Houston and had dug out things to do from our activity pack.

We had everything back on track by the time we departed Houston and had dug out things to do from our activity pack.

Flight one down, followed by 5 hours to hang at LAX.  We thought the new terminal was gorgeous with its new shops and restaurants and giant digital art screens.

The kids area was super cool too.  We surfed a little then played tag with some bigger kids on our flight (who Rafa had no problems tackling to the ground).  We ran until our cheeks were red.

The kids area was super cool too. We surfed a little then played tag with some bigger kids on our flight (who Rafa had no problems tackling to the ground). We ran until our cheeks were red.

We slept for about 3/4 the 14 and a half hour flight with our new travelling blankets and pillows (Dusty and Sofia the First themed).

And for the first time I signed my own Incoming Passenger Card.  A-N-A.

And for the first time I signed my own Incoming Passenger Card. A-N-A.

About 30 hours after we left home in Houston we were getting off the train in the Sydney CBD.

And happily reading books with Abuela in a Pitt St Cafe.

And happily reading books with Abuela in a Pitt St Cafe.

Mum and Papi were happy to be there too.

Mum and Papi were happy to be there too.

By Ana.