We went all out this year and piled two trips into ten days: we travelled by plane to Philadelphia and by car to PEI to attend two family reunions. We had a super time (well, except for the one cancelled flight…) and I wanted to show you a few highlights.
These shots show you our excitement when we finally boarded an aircraft - after 6 hours of waiting for delays due to thunderstorms. We had to get off that plane, though, and wait another night (!) - the third photo is our skeptical, tired faces early the following morning on the plane that would take us at last to Philadelphia. One of the craziest travel experiences of our lives!
When we at last arrived, our long weekend in the USA was spectacular. The kids hung out with cousins and we spent time with my 97-year-old grandmother, which was precious. We tried some amazing food, too - particularly great Mexican cuisine, and brilliant sandwiches wherever we went in Philly.
Cash celebrated his 7th birthday with our whole gang at lunch in Philadelphia. Ida, now 7.5 months old, showed of her Baby-Led Weaning skills the whole holiday, from snacks on the floor of the hotel room (above) to rice, tortillas and beans in restaurants (below)!
Once we got to our cottage in PEI, she enjoyed a variety of summer foods, from bbq salmon, scallops, and ground beef kabobs to cooked carrots and potatoes with cream in the classic Maritime July dish, hodgepodge. She also loved peas - she’s developing the pincer grip that means she can pick up little foods like peas more easily. She even tried blackberries for the first time.
Ida also went to an ocean beach for the first time. She loved it! She’s a real water baby. Of course she also tried to eat a lot of sand and rocks.
Here are my posts about our 2018 and 2017 PEI vacations, if you’d like have a look. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!