like most naive newlyweds, our first holiday season included ed and i trying to please everyone by traveling for thanksgiving and christmas. we moved to new york knowing we'd be a plane ride away from family and obviously this would make things complicated. but we were superheroes with an unlimited budget (ha!) so never mind that nonsense.
without fail, back to back holiday travel took it's toll on our patience and checking account, and we returned on new year's day with a baust family rule. thou shalt only travel 1 holiday per year.
to be more specific, we're peacing out of nyc for thanksgiving OR christmas, but not both. the other open holiday is left for our own personal travel or for family to visit us in the city. everyone knows the rule in hopes that feelings don't get hurt.
i realize this isn't anything groundbreaking, but it's spared us some sanity.
also, let me take this time to inform you that it costs $175 both ways for sam wiggins to fly in his fancy dog carrier that fits under the seat. he wobbles through the metal detector like a drugged up champ. god bless you mothers and fathers who travel with children on the regular.
now is where you insert your own holiday travel traditions and pets on the plane tips.... go!
taxi photo by irene suchocki.