We travelled to the southern part of France last week. We rented a house in the Languedoc-Roussillon region that was older than the USA and day tripped to various places. The next few blog posts are going to be from those travels. I apologize in advance for so many pictures of the kid.
Having never flown internationally with Naomi as a toddler, Andee and I weren't sure what to expect. We anticipated the worst based upon all of the horror stories you hear from random people. "You're going to France, what are you doing with Naomi? Oh she's going with you?! You guys are crazy!" In the end, it was no different than anything else you do with a toddler. Negotiate, distract, and stay just 5 minutes ahead of them at all times. It also didn't hurt that the flight over was only halfway booked and there were enough seats to lay down and go to sleep. Once we arrived in Madrid, she was ready for the 3-hour layover before flying to our final destination, Toulouse.
Next up: France: Part II - Chateau de Lastours and Minerve (and probably more of the kid)