We left early Sunday morning, my mom, Griffin and I. I knew going into the trip that despite my best efforts to be efficiently packed, I would be over packed. And I was. But traveling with my mom brings a whole new meaning to the term packing. I packed one big suitcase with Griffin and my clothes, a large boat bag full of toys, snacks, nuks, and other distractions, and my purse. I also checked the car seat, and used the stroller to navigate through the airport and then checked it on the Jetway. I had a lot of stuff, but once I got the car seat and big bag checked, it was manageable. The Minneapolis Airport even has a convenient line through security just for people traveling with small children (and/or mothers who have
The Atlanta Airport and switching planes was the most eventful part of the trip. Griffin, who usually wears cloth diapers, was in disposables for convenience of traveling. I don't know who designed disposable diapers, but the back of the diaper seems to be a launching pad to send poop right up the back. And it did. In the airport. Thankfully an airport changing table and an extra set of clothes later, we were back in business.
Getting to Savannah was a relief. We got our rental car, Melvin the nice Savannah airport worker kept Griffin rolling with laughter while we loaded the rental car and installed the car seat. And in about 30 minutes we were finally there. Griffin was such a trooper and there is no way I could have done it without my mom. If you want to hear about the plane ride home, just re-read the above, insert Nate's name where you see my mom and take out the extra baggage and sleeping done by Griffin. We did it. First plane ride. Can't wait for the next one.