J took a week or so off starting right before the 4th of July weekend, so we decided to take our little girl on her first road trip. We love New England (especially Daddy), so we packed up the car and headed northeast.
We had a wonderful time with S. Daddy modeled her hat so she knew how it might look on her head:
We stopped every couple of hours for a diaper change and/or a bottle, and would take a walk around our little patch of New England.
At the end of the first day, we were settled into our hotel in Portsmouth, NH.
No, she didn't sleep among the pillows. We brought her Pack n Play, and S slept great every night.
We spent our first full day puttering around Portsmouth, and S got her first visit to a bar and grill while Mommy and Daddy had lunch. We didn't stay out long. It was really hot.
We drove up the coast of Maine, and stopped for a diaper change and some views on a rocky point near a lighthouse.
The next day was super hot, so we nixed the idea of a walk through Salem, MA. No one wants to subject themselves, much less their baby, to those conditions. So we drove along the NH and MA coast instead.
Doesn't it look beautiful? If it had been 10 degrees cooler, we might have enjoyed it more...
S really enjoyed the cool hotel room. She played with herself in the mirror.
Our drive back was nice and uneventful. We found our dream home and dream community in Harrisville, NH. My mom doesn't think I could handle such a small town, but I think I could manage. S charmed the locals at a diner in Keene, then we headed across a couple more states before finally coming home.
We are so proud of our little traveler. We're hoping for more trips soon.