In March, the four of us set out on our first family road trip to Albuquerque, NM to visit Brett’s Aunt Marian, Uncle Richard, and Mama Ellie. Brett’s parents Patti and Frank were also visiting at the same time. Driving straight was out of the question so we stopped in Flagstaff, AZ overnight on the way out there and Kingman, AZ on the way back. Brett and I were definitely intimidated by the thought of being trapped in the car with the kids for up to 8 hours in the middle of nowhere. However, we were surprised at how easy the trip was. The car part was fine – the hotel was like a torture chamber. Being in a small room with a toddler is never fun.
Once in ABQ, we stayed at the Nygren’s beautiful adobe and were treated like royal guests. We enjoyed drinks and appetizers on the patio and were treated to Mama Ellie’s famous chicken parmigiana. I am so glad the girls were able to spend time with their great grandma! Moreover, I am happy there were no serious incidents on this trip. The last time we visited Brett collapsed as soon as we arrived to the house and had to go to the ER for dehydration. Not a fun experience.