This was the first time the kids rode in an airplane to get somewhere (other than Dylan's trip from Arizona where he was born, to Eau Claire before he became part of our family).
Then we had the excitement of the flight itself. The kids were thrilled that we got soda, and on the second leg of our flight, we even bought some snacks for them (yeah, you don't get free snacks anymore apparently...)
and then, as if things couldn't get more exciting than that, there was baggage claim! (Seriously, the kids were riveted by this process!)
Then we had a cab ride to our hotel. Also extremely exciting for our small town kids. No pictures of that either...just didn't think of it.
And then we got to our hotel which was one of the swankiest hotels Mike and I have ever been to, let alone the kids, so that was also very exciting. (Thankfully the fancy hotel had a special rate for a course that I went to...the reason we went on this vacation. And even more thankfully...my work was paying for the hotel for the time I was at my course!).
and of course, I couldn't end this post without a few more cute pictures of my kids in front of the hotel!
Well, there you go for the first installment of our BIG family vacation!
Next up...Old Town Alexandria.