France: Part I - Travel

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.

 Mom, Naomi, Cream Cheese. Philadelphia

Mom, Naomi, Cream Cheese. Philadelphia

 Falling backwards. Philadelphia

Falling backwards. Philadelphia

 Naomi. Madrid

Naomi. Madrid

 Air vent. Madrid

Air vent. Madrid

 Bored, waiting for flight #2. Madrid

Bored, waiting for flight #2. Madrid

 Reflection. Madrid

Reflection. Madrid

 Lonely traveller. Madrid

Lonely traveller. Madrid

 Distract, distract, distract. Madrid

Distract, distract, distract. Madrid

 Early morning family portrait. Madrid

Early morning family portrait. Madrid

 Trying to get comfortable. Madrid

Trying to get comfortable. Madrid

 Heading to the gate. Madrid

Heading to the gate. Madrid

 "Escalator" Madrid

"Escalator" Madrid

Next up: France: Part II - Chateau de Lastours and Minerve (and probably more of the kid)