If you want proof that I wasn’t expecting much from our impromptu day trip to Kent, Connecticut, here you go: I didn’t bring my camera. Yep, all of these photos are taken by my iPhone 4 because I didn’t think that that our Memorial Day trip to Kent was going to be anything to blog about. Northwest Connecticut, the foothills of the Berkshires, is a beautiful area, but I’ve been there so many times throughout the years that I wasn’t expecting to see anything truly different. But the impressive waterfall at Kent Falls State Park blew me away — I was glad to be wrong!
We have lugged our BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light everywhere: Sintra, Lisbon, Seville, Stockholm and Copenhagen. We do this despite being reassured that many of the hotels and rental apartments where we’ve stayed could supply a crib for my son — usually even for free. But could I trust those cribs to be comfortable and 100% germ-free? No, of course not! Well, I just learned about a place where I (and probably any mom suffering from First Time Mom Syndrome) would let my son use the crib: The Suite Dreams Nursery at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, in London.
I haven’t figured out exactly where we’re going yet, but I’m planning a big family trip this summer. This will be my two-and-half year old son’s third trip to Europe. He went to Spain and Portugal at 11 months and to Sweden and Denmark at 20 months. Both trips went off without a hitch and all three of us had a great time. But can we pull it off again without a hitch — with a two-and-a-half year old who’s cheerfully entrenched in Terrible Twos? Well, we’re going to find out! The trip probably won’t be easy, but it will be wonderful. In a woe-is-me moment, I asked some of the top family bloggers how they think we’ll fare with a two-and-a-half year old and which age is the toughest, in terms of travel?
Nature and art lovers, unite! No need to make the difficult choice between spending time outside or looking at art when it comes to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, a sprawling sculpture park in the beautiful Hudson Valley. There actually is an indoor museum here, but I was too busy trying to cover as much of the 80 acres of rolling hills as I can, seeing works from Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin and more.