Merry Christmas

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11:30 pm Thursday night. 3/4 packed. Exhausted. Luckily our flight doesn’t leave until 4:30 Friday afternoon. Alex and Tom are both sleeping on the bed next to me. Sofia has been sleeping since 8. Father Christmas has laid out gifts downstairs and gobbled down the M&M cookies Sofia left for him…one day early since we land in Switzerland at 6am Christmas Day.

Tomorrow we embark on a huge journey. Call us crazy but we are dragging these two kids around the world (Switzerland and Spain then on to few cities in the US). I am not sure how Tom convinced me this is a good idea. I think he sort of slipped it in there. Beg for forgiveness instead of ask for permission. Maybe a little insanity on my part. You all know us as travellers. Move me halfway around the world whilst pregnant and then don’t fly anywhere for ten months…I am ready to get on a plane!

So, tomorrow we will load the four of us, two car seats, a double pram, a baby bag, two backpacks, a large duffel bag, a very heavy and large roll aboard suitcase, and a smaller roll aboard carryon into a taxi to take us to the airport. Everyone keep fingers crossed that we have everything we need for a couple of days considering we are landing in Switzerland on Christmas and the following day is Sunday-nothing open. Send some positive thoughts our way that we will have the two best-behaved children in Business Class. Please let there be no cancellations or either issues along the way as well with our flights.

We will see some of you on our journey and everyone else will have to keep updated via this blog, Facebook or email.

Everyone have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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  1. Happy and safe travels. I’d offer you my condolences, if not firearms, if you were passing through America’s violating airport patdowns but since apparently you’re not you’re sure to start off on a happy note!

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    • @ally-I was lying in bed this morning thinking about the patdown. We will be entering the US the first week in January and I just KNOW I will end up getting the patdown only because I am going to be dealing with two kids and too many bags and stress. I can start my holiday on a happy note, but after several US airports it is bound to happen….and I am not going to be happy about it.

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      • As an American, I apologize profusely for the violating actions of this government, of which the TSA is a part. Yes, I’m ashamed for what this government does and allows — even though I myself have NO part or say in the matter — and above all am deeply angered and revile the TSA actions on all levels. I love to fly. Or rather, used to. No longer. Now I avoid it like the plague and unless there’s absolutely no choice, I won’t fly. It’s a non-issue since I have no job or money but I just wanted you to know that I feel passionately about this and am wholly sickened at what the TSA is doing and being allowed to do. When you go through, do me a favor and flip ’em the bird for me willya. Just don’t let ’em see ya, I don’t want you thrown into a detention center on my behalf!

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        • @ally-I got the patdown. We were leaving Asheville, NC and I had a jar of baby food that was too large and didn’t want to open because it wouldn’t be sterile anymore. So I got the patdown. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but still not pleasant. Even more horrifying? Our entry into the US at Charlotte. I was embarrassed for foreigners to see the mess. The immigration officer was extremely rude and gruff to us, the queues were massive and there were “officials” shouting about this and that. Horrible. Not unlike many other entry points we have used into the US.

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          • I wish I could say I’m surprised but I’m not. I think it was at your blog where I apologized for my American compatriots. I’m ashamed of what has come of the country, the government, the TSA and their violations. None — I repeat none — of this is my choice. It is the choice of the collective and it sickens me. I’m embarrassed to be a part of this aviation/government CRAP. In your position, I’d do everything I could to avoid layovers in the U.S.! 😉

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  2. I’m exhausted just thinking about all the prep and travel you will be doing! I hope all your flights go smoothly and the kiddies do well too. Have a great trip! Don’t forget your camera! 😛

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