We successfully managed to get from Budapest, Hungary to Moreno Valley, California. Our trip took 32 hours total and included an Ergo, a taxi, 3 planes, numerous shuttles and buses, a few escalators and elevators, and a Toyota Highlander.We took three flights, and had two, 4 hour layovers. I’m not exaggerating when I say Ellie was a dream. Flight attendants and passengers on all flights remarked on how smiley, happy and friendly she was. The people on our nine and a half hour flight looked at Ellie with dread when they realized when they were sitting near a baby. Who wouldn’t? But, after the flight, they were remarking with surprise and happiness that she didn’t fuss even once! The flight attendant told me that she had never seen such a good-natured baby. I’d say the hardest part was nursing. Ellie just wanted to play, so kept trying to pull the cover off! It was a battle of wills. Anyone else’s kid would rather starve than miss out on a moment to play or soak up the surroundings?
Here are some of the photos from start to finish. We got up at 2:35am to get out the door by 3:30 to catch our taxi. Ellie was up with us and ready to party!