Milestone: baby’s first roadtrip!

12 Aug

Last week we took our first roadtrip with N. I was worried about how it would go–he tends to get sick of the car after a couple hours and it’s a 10 hour drive. We were heading to Montana to shoot a wedding and spend a couple days with my family. We decided to split the drive there into 2 days–we drove halfway after work on Wednesday and the rest of the way to the Flathead valley Thursday. My family met us there so they could watch N. while we worked and my brother helped us out a bit. Friday we shot a wedding and Saturday we drove through Glaicer National Park and then to my hometown, Helena, MT (3-4 hours away from Glaicer). Sunday was spent with family in the sun and Monday we drove back home.

It was a whirlwind trip with a lot of time in the car, but babe did great!! It was probably our favorite trip to Montana thus far (competing with West Yellowstone for Christmas a few years ago). Hubs had an awesome time, as did I. It was so great to be out in the sunshine, breathing fresh air, and N. got to see so many new things and new people!!

Here are some of the best pictures from the trip. I’ll follow with a post of some of the things we learned travelling with a 10-month old.
Glacier is seriously one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world!
Logan Pass visitor’s center where we went on a short hike. It was seriously one of the funniest experiences of my life! I put N. in the carrier on my front and we made our way along the trail/boardwalk.  N. enjoyed looking around and every time I’d take a step up (either on rocks or boardwalk steps) he would giggle. So in order to keep him laughing I began to briskly walk/run up the trail. Everyone we passed (and it was a very busy day) thought he was just the funniest thing–a laughing baby and his mom running up the trail. It was hilarious–and a great workout – LOL.
There was a family of mountain goats hanging out up there, too 🙂
My brother came along and it was so much fun to hang out with him!!
The drive from Glacier to Helena – we took mostly rural highway and it was gorgeous!

My dad & brother installed a baby swing in the backyard

It was really hot outside so we got a little baby pool for N. to play in. It ended up being the center of all social activity–everyone grabbed a drink and sat in the shade and adored N. He got to splash and we all caught up.
We can’t wait go visit again next summer, this time for longer!!


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