Our mid week mini-vacation took us to Chateau Montebello, where we weathered out a snow storm under the coziest blankets and enjoyed the luxury of room service. I drank ample decaf coffee, because just looking outside made me desire something hot in my hands at all times; I also had my baby girl to fulfill that wish. She is a warm little bunny that loves to snuggle and nestle right into your neck – it’s cuddling at its best. March came in like a lion, making the drive back to Ottawa a treacherous one. The roads were icy, visibility was null, and I was praying we would make it home safely.
This trip away from home was the first with two littles and gave Mr. Smith and I a glimpse of what travel with kids is like. One must be patient, one must be flexible, one must have a glass of red wine available at the end of the day. The comforts of home, the favourite toys, the special blanket we forgot – all those things are left behind and you forge ahead. You hone your children’s sense of adventure and expand your definition of vacation, simultaneously. I think we did good and I dare say, I’m ready for our next travels, wherever they may take us.