We just returned from a near-two-week road trip through Hanford CA, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Joshua Tree NP, and Palm Springs -- arriving home last night at 2 AM. I was worried worried worried about this trip and how it would affect our boy, as documented thoroughly at BlogHer.
Turns out Leo is a world-champion roadtripper. The best possible sport, much better than his Bickerson sisters. If you follow me on Twitter you already know that our holiday peregrinations weren't all sandstone and roses -- but the roadtrip segments were such a delight that we're thinking this might be an ideal vacation mode for our family.
Meanwhile the kids finally opened the presents under their own Christmas tree this morning, the lucky little bandits. And even though they received some teeth-gritting gifts, I am also secretly pleased that Jennyalice and my sister-in-law Bree love my children more than they fear my wrath.
Happy 2011, all. Hope your holidays were merry and bright and reasonably successful as well.