Thursday, February 17, 2011

Travel Tips

Okay, all you mommas.  I need some advice.  
We are planing a trip to San Diego and I need some tips.
1.  What do you do to entertain your two year olds on long plane rides?  Tips please!  Last time we flew with Cilla she was just on the brink of being a crazy!  Now, she will not sit still in my lap for more than two minutes unless she is watching Mickey.  Which means I need to take our DVD player and her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD!
2.  Any advice on what to do in San Diego?  Of course we are doing the zoo, the wild animal park, and Sea World!  We would love some other ideas, though!
I know I can count on you to come through!


Whitney said...

i usually do take a dvd player and i think a car seat on the plane helps a lot.
i also go to the dollar store and spend about $10 on little goodies (stickers, coloring books, silly toys)that we would not normally have and that i am ok to loose or throw away. i put them in a little bag and pull them out as needed. it's a good idea to do that with snacks too.
excited for you...sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

I would recommend dvd player and getting a bunch of new goodies from the Dollar store like coloring books, crayons, stickers, and etc! And a lot of prayer...I am sure it will go well and you will have a blast!

Janette @ The Johanson Journey said...

I recommend you go to Toys R Us and buy a Fisher Price IXL. Its for ages 2-5 and its about $80 bucks. This is not only a life saver on long trips, but also just when you need a break and you want to give your kiddo something to do. It has games on it, you can upload pictures so Cilia can draw on them, put music on there that you know your kiddo's love... there is a volume control on it. We got my son one... he takes it to church and we have the volume as low as it can go and is quiet and that's 1 hour right there! Bring snacks, coloring book or something like that....
and I want to go on a trip now!! AGH!!!

Jennifer said...

Snacks,snacks and more snacks! Dum Dum Pops - they are small but work like a charm. I agree with the other moms on stickers - with a pad of paper to stick them on so they do not end up all over the airplane. New books that pop up or have flaps always work for us. Good Luck! It will not be as bad as you think it will be.

Jenny B. said...

I agree with all of the above and have found that the magic colorwonder markers from crayola are awesome for trips. They only mark on the special paper, so you don't ahve to worry about little ones coloring everything. Even SLoan plays with them.

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

Well let me start by saying that I am so impressed by all of this blogging lately!!

I laughed out loud at the last post. We have had a rice krispies floor several times over here but the bare booty takes the cake! I love it!

On travel tips...we have never flown but I know in the car Lilly and Reid both love their magnadoodle (so I don't have to keep up with crayons/markers/etc.), the dvd player is a gift from Jesus, and new snacks are always a hit! Sounds like such a fun trip!

Loved seeing you guys today!

Forrest and Elizabeth Williams said...

Candy, lollipops, skittles, dvd's from the library that she's never seen before--different mickey episodes i'm guessing? :) walker likes the toy ads from the newspaper and will look at them for hours!
She might be a little young for that though.
Good Luck! At least you just have one to wrangle...look on the bright side--you can do it :)

Mom3Girls said...

Hi Rebekah, I popped over here after you left a comment on my blog (SUYL); thanks for stopping by! I completely agree with all of the others; small, long-lasting foods always did the trick for us on plane rides. We traveled to San Diego last year at the end of February (I also posted about that); if you are driving around at all, Torrey Pines is absolutely beautiful and an easy hike with breathtaking views of the Pacific; it would be easy to do with a toddler and so worth it. Safe travels!

Jennifer said...

My parents love San Diego! I think my dad goes almost every spring for work (aka: golf with clients)! I will ask them some of their favorite things to do!

Kristen said...

My sister took her 4 kids to SD this past summer. They of course did the zoo. They also did Legoland...I have no idea how close that is though, and Cilla may be a little young for it. I also heard a carseat is the way to go with a kiddo this age on a plane. I hope it goes great for you!

Lyndsey said...

We went to San Diego two years ago in April. Loved the Zoo it was amazing. My sister got engaged at the Hotel Del on Coronado Island so we made a trip over there. We ate on the water at an Italian restaurant on Coronado Island.

We stayed in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego. BEAUTIFUL!!!! La Jolla is home Tory Pines Public Golf Course. It is a beautiful course and there are amazing hiking trails all around it. You can hike right down to the ocean.

There is a beautiful flower field right off the Interstate in Carlsbad where they grow fields and fields of flowers. So fun to walk through with you family and take pictures.

We had such a great time. I know that you will too. I want to hear all about it.


Sarah said...

Oh, I grew up in San Diego & I still miss it!!! B & I have been back once since we were married & I can't wait to take Luke back sometime.

Besides, the beach, of course I miss the food! If you get a chance, stop by See's Candies (I think there is one in Horton Plaza downtown), mexican food in Old Town, and In N Out Burger - of course! :)

Tide pools and shopping in La Jolla, the beach and hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Balboa Park, and the fudge & carousel in Seaport Village downtown were places we went a lot, but it's been so long.

Have fun, friend!