I’ve decided I’m a bed diva. Not only do I need my pillow (yes I brought my own) but every single bed, save for the bed on the ferry, has been shite. The difference with the bed on the ferry was it was soooooooft and non-squeeky. Last night’s bed was hard and noisy. And guess who got to sleep with me and the hubby alllll night long. I guess you could almost say that I’m co-sleeping even though I don’t want to be. Trust me. I don’t want to be. It was just so hard to get her back into her tent without waking her up last night so I toughed it out.
After waking up, we had pancakes for the last time. We’re now working on ‘last times’ again. With only three days left, we don’t have long until we’re outta this country. Tonight will be the last camping trip (thank the lord.).
On the road… We did a lot of driving today. It’s very true that if you don’t take the side roads off the main highway on Newfoundland, you don’t see ANYTHING except the same treed road.
We stopped for lunch at Bishop’s Falls. Sandwiches again. Tomorrow should be the last day for sandwiches (thank the lord.).
The weather was nice and beautiful. Not really hot, just perfect.
I’ve been asked to update everyone on the progress of the wee babe so here goes:
Wee babe update
- She still doesn’t crawl officially but she’s getting pretty good at figuring out how to get where and what she wants.
- She’s pushing herself into a demi-sitting position. She’s kinda on one hip and one hand if you can understand that.
- As for sitting, she’s still not doing this without falling over after a time. I’m not surprised though, she prefers to be on her tummy and after sitting in a carseat it’s hard for her to work those muscles. It will come.
- Wow, is she ever talking and babbling. It’s so adorable.
- She falls asleep in her papa’s arms in the middle of the night. She’s been doing this for a while though.
I’ve been reflecting a lot on the trip we’ve been on. One thing I know that I didn’t anticipate before we left was how much it would become detestable to put up and take down our camping equipment. Even going in and out of hotels gets a bit tedious. If I was ever to do another road trip like this, I would definitely do it in some sort of motorhome or camper. If I was so lucky to have one handy.
I’ve been giving it some thought as to traveling with my girls and the ages that they are at. It’s really perfect. For the wee babe, I think she’s at the perfect age for a baby to travel with. She’s not too mobile yet and likes to sleep a lot still. There is definitely a balance you need to achieve with her so that she doesn’t sleep too much and not enough. I think we’re lucky in the fact that she sleeps well in the car. Also, she’s still young enough that we can just feed her rice cereal and breastmilk and she’s good with that. I’m really looking forward to getting to Switzerland so that we can start her on a lot more different types of foods.
As for the tweenager, she also does really well in the car. Reading, blogging, listening to audio books, she’s not complaining that we need to stop. If she was younger we would need to stop more for potty breaks, and to play with her. She’s very self-sufficient at this age. She also is a huge helper with the cooking, cleaning, camp setup/take down. She helps so much with her baby sister and she’s like having another adult in the car (except she can’t drive yet).
I’m also feeling like I’m so done with this trip which is unfortunate since I kinda feel like I just want to be done and I don’t feel like going out and really seeing Newfoundland.
We did check out Salvage yesterday which I’m so glad we did. One thing that I really wanted to see when visiting Newfoundland is the cute little fishing villages that you see in all the travel mags. I wanted to see this more than the scenery. And I wasn’t disappointed. So beautiful and pristine. You’ll have to check out the photos.
We set up our tent in an RV park. This RV park was for the shriners so it was really really clean. We set up the tent and then had a nap. We were exhausted. Of course the wee babe didn’t want to nap and the hubby had a headache so I ended up with her crawling all over me.
After that hot siesta, we took off to get some food for dinner. Again, we’re trying to use up our food so trying to figure out how best to use up what we have. My hubby really wanted a steak so we had garlic pasta with parmesan and ceaser salad and he ate his steak.
The bugs came out in full force after dinner so we retreated to the tent. The tweenager found some friends to play with on the playground. That was great for her to be able to hang out with some kids finally.
We got ready for the cold night ahead of us. The wee babe was in her PJ’s and a sweater. I got out my hubby’s minus something sleeping bag, fleece pants, fleece sweater but I forgot the socks. Doh!
Sleeping: $17 for camping. Really.
Wee babe disposition: Really good.
Weather: 17-20. Sunny.
Stress level: Tired. Oh so tired.