Monday, June 29, 2009

Traveling With(OUT) Children!!

I'm sitting here in San Francisco in my Brother and Sister in-laws' adorable and totally NOT kid friendly home.  The windows are open and the breeze is heavenly.  The air is so moist here compared to Denver.  My hair will be frizzing within the hour but I think I'll just grab an iced tea up the street and let it be.  Just let it be.

You see, I rode on an airplane last night.  All by myself, well my husband was with me but he didn't require 50 potty breaks, a lollipop, a wet-wipe, another snack, or pull my hair and kick me because I was snoozing.  He was so well behaved, I barely knew he was there.  

When the plane arrived I looked around and there were no crumbs and no children fighting and crying.  I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself.  No carseat to wrestle, no bags of toys to reassemble, no nothing.  Just me and my little bag and my husband, who was so well behaved.

This is traveling without children.  It has been 9 years since I've travelled without a child.  This is quite nice.  I might be able to do this again with John, because he is so well behaved.


24 Responses to "Traveling With(OUT) Children!!"
  1. Nadia said...
    June 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Gosh that sounds nice! Thank goodness husbands are so well behaved.

    Enjoy yourself and relax!

  2. Aliceson said...
    June 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    I'm so jealous! We're going out of town this weekend with the whole fam IN THE CAR. I may need to find some Ambien before we go.

    Have a great kid free vacation!

  3. Hit 40 said...
    June 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Aren't other peoples kids even more annoying when you do not have yours with you??

    I have no pity for bad kids at restaurants. Please take them home

  4. Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...
    June 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    After the recent int'l vacation with a 3 year old, I ENVY YOU. Potty breaks, sticky fingers, whiny babies, picky eaters, just wanna go home mom criers ... UGH!

  5. Jenn@ The Crazies said...
    June 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Have a fantastic time!! Wish I could have a childless vaca!!

  6. Donna Childree Gotlib said...
    June 29, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Happy Travels. :-)

  7. Randi Troxell said...
    June 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    hehe! you are so funny... and im so glad you had an awesome time traveling with hubby!

  8. Joy said...
    June 29, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Stopping by from SITS to say welcome to the group! And enjoy your relaxing vacations!

  9. Valerie said...
    June 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    That is funny! I am glad you had such a great fligh! lol

    I was excited to see you on our Welcomista website today. So I am hoping over to welcome you to SITS! Glad you are a part of the SITStahood!

  10. Jennifer said...
    June 29, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Oh man, you are bringing back the sweet memories of childless travel, which I did a lot of... Enjoy your life!!! LOL!

  11. Rachel Ferrucci (MamaRucci) said...
    June 29, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself....happy you had some alone time!!

  12. Heatherlyn said...
    June 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM

    Traveling without children, with your spouse, can be ADDICTIVE! You'll want to do it at least once or twice a year!

  13. Margo said...
    June 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    woo hoo! enjoy every minute. These kind of vacations are good for every marriage and family. I'm going on my first w/husband in two years in a couple of weeks. Teenagers need escaping from too, for different reasons :)

  14. The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...
    June 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Awesome! Yup, being without kids sometimes is nothing but bliss! I'm glad you're enjoying some time alone-ish! Welcome to SITS btw! HAve a great day.

  15. Two Pretty Little Skirts said...
    June 30, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    wow I can totally relate to this post. 3 kids, millions of lollies and thousands of crayons with paper later, I have yet to get a trip anywhere by myself (including the potty) lol. Congrats!
    Stopping by from SITS to say welcome to our wonderful SITStahood!


  16. Danielle said...
    June 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    How exciting! My husband and I have only traveled alone together once. That was four years ago. So We are right there with you! Nine years and only one trip alone! We are in need!

  17. Aubrey said...
    June 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    OMGosh! That is too funny! My hubby and I are flying out tomorrow (from Denver) with our 12 yo daughter. It's her first time. I hope she is well behaved. LOL

    Coming by from SITS with a big HELLO & Welcome!

  18. Anonymous said...
    July 1, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    I don't have children, but I do have 2 cats. The last time I went away overnight I brought them with me. My older cat, Briege, knocked over a bowl of M&Ms and was eating out of a bowl of chicken salad on the kitchen table when we found her.

    I'm thinking I won't be invited back.~Mary

  19. 3 Bay B Chicks said...
    July 1, 2009 at 4:42 AM

    That is utterly hilarious, Fiona. I can't wait to read what it is like to have an actual meal with your husband...on a table that you cannot draw on...and drink a real glass of wine.

    Dream big! And have a fantastic time in SF.


  20. zelzee said...
    July 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Sounds heavenly!

    Feel funny at first, doesn't it?
    Just enjoy yourself!!!

  21. Anonymous said...
    July 1, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    I hope your husband has to come out again so that you can come with him again....alone! And I mean no disrespect to your truly precious children.


  22. The deMented Mom said...
    July 2, 2009 at 7:44 AM

    sounds heavenly...travelling with kids is it's own special hell.

    enjoy the break

  23. Lavender Luz said...
    July 2, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Why have I just turned a deep shade of green!?

    Hope you had/are having a lovely time.

  24. ScrappinMichele said...
    July 2, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    LOL! on the hubby behaving.

    Hope you have a great time. You deserve to travel without kids once in a while.

    Last time I traveled without kids, I went to San Fran too.


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