Father’s Day 2012 is an extra-special one for me- It’s my first time celebrating as a Dad!
To start off the weekend we did one of my favorite things- we spent Friday night at the Radisson in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The main purpose of this little trip was to earn 50,000 Club Carlson points from the Big Night Giveaway
We’ll be spending Father’s Day with family, which should be very nice.
|Lucas Miles W.
My son Lucas Miles W.
was born on January 11, 2012. He is a very happy, cute and curious baby. He is always smiling, laughing & looking around and loves to play. He has been a great travel partner so far. Lucas has visited one country (outside the US) and 3 U.S. states. We look forward to our upcoming trip to South Dakota in a couple of weeks from now and hope to visit Europe at the end of August.
I want to wish all of the Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!
|Lucas Miles W.- excited for his first flight
We’re pretty much ready for our first flight with Lucas. We’re leaving for the airport in a few hours. He will be flying to visit his first country outside of the US at a week shy of three months old. (Read about how we got our trip for free Thanks to Capital One.
It’s amazing how many extra things you need to bring on a trip when you add a little travel partner to the equation. A big debate was how many bags to bring on the trip. Lucas is allowed a free checked bag but Kim and I figured we could squeeze his things into our bags. Another thing we decided on was trying to bring all of the diapers he should need for the whole trip since they can be double the price in Barbados.
I was able to fit all of my clothes along with Lucas’ into my 60 liter backpack. Instead of keeping the outside pockets open for water, I was able to squeeze a bunch of diapers into each side. Every bit of space counts!
Maybe The North Face wants to consider marketing backpack side pockets as a multi-use storage area in the future!
This trip will definitely be a new experience for my wife and I due to now traveling with a baby. I can’t imagine what it will be like and know things will be very different but at the same time it will also be very exciting.
In addition to my usual posts, I’ll also be writing a little about our trip to Barbados so make sure to keep checking back!