Thursday, February 11, 2010

Turks & Caicos: Part 1 of ?


I am going to try to do my best to give a recap of our trip.  But, considering I have trouble remembering what I ate a day later, this will not be easy.

We will call this Part 1 of I-have-no-idea-how-long-this-will-take.

Destination:  Beaches Turks & Caicos. Woo Hoo!

This was our third visit there.  We absolutely LOVE it.  However, this was the first time we would be completely dependent on them for Sean’s meals.  My biggest worry was how difficult it would be to get him milk-free food.

It was the last Saturday of January.  We were all packed up and headed to the airport.  We had 3 bags to check, which I thought was reasonable for 2 adults, 2 kids, and a week’s worth of diapers and swim diapers.  But it was a very tight fit.  Diapers were squeezed everywhere.  I was worried they would want to do a security check on our bags.  I had this vision of a TSA official opening a bag and diapers flying everywhere like one of those snakes in a can things.

The plane ride could have been much worse than it was considering (1) the kids stayed awake the whole time even with a healthy dose of Benadryl, (2) there was no soy milk to be found past security, (3) Sean refused to drink the powdered soy milk and (4) our DVD player refused to work.

We arrived to wonderfully warm, sunny weather.  We were placed on the first available shuttle and headed to the resort.

There was a little snag.  Once there, the resort delivers your bags right to your room.  Nice, if they tag it correctly.  Only 2 of our three suitcases were waiting for us.  The one containing Sean and my clothes had gone missing.  No immediate problem for Sean because diapers were spread around in everything and I had his swim suit in the carry on bag.  But I had to walk around the resort in my long pants for awhile.  Very. Hot.  But, I won’t complain too much because It was freezing back home.  The bag finally arrived after 2 phone calls and a trip to the office.  Now we were all ready for the vacation to begin.