S: Esmae's Travels with Papa & Nana
1: Esmae's Travels with Papa and Nana to: Chicago Seattle (2 trips) Grand Junction (3 trips) Portland Denver (plane changes & an overnight) Salt Lake City (several times) Phoenix (plane changes) June 2011 through March 2012
2: June 20th, 2011, at 15 months, Esmae had her first flight to Chicago just for one day!
4: Because Esmae was such a great traveler we took her to Seattle August 3-6, 2011. We flew Southwest through Phoenix. She was 17 months old and loved to fly! | We went to Pike's Place Market, the Aquarium, a park, and on walks through the woods. She loved the glass elevator at the hotel.
8: We flew from Minneapolis to Denver to Salt Lake City and rented a car and drove to Grand Junction. It was Esmae's first time seeing her cousin, Kelton. We got there on Kelton's 3 month birthday. November 17-21, 2011
12: Esmae and Nana flew alone with Sweet Baby James and Puppy to Grand Junction. We changed planes in Salt Lake City & flew her first regional jet. | February 5- 13, 2012 Esmae was so much fun talking to everyone on the plane. She had a great time but was happy to see Mommy as it was the longest they had ever been apart. Nana took Esmae and Kelton out to breakfast at the old train depot which is where the California Express stops to fuel in Curious George.
16: Portland, OR | When Esmae was 23 months old we flew to Portland through Denver on Southwest. Before going to the hotel we drove to Multnomah Falls. We hiked up to the falls and had dinner in the restaurant with a glass ceiling and wall toward the falls plus we enjoyed a great fireplace to warm up. We took the train around Portland and took the Amtrak to Seattle.
20: When we arrived in Seattle at the train station we rented a car and drove to the Embassy Suites. Papa had to work so Esmae and Nana hung out in luxury.
21: President's Suite! | Seattle | Feb. 29th, 2012
23: We left the Embassy Suites on March 1st for the airport in Seattle to return home but due to plane trouble we only made it as far as Denver. We went to a hotel for the night and flew home March 2nd.
24: Our last trip before Esmae turned 2 was to Grand Junction to see Uncle Matt, Auntie Kyllee, and Baby Kelton. We flew Delta through Salt Lake and took the regional jet to Grand Junction. March 4-9, 2012
27: With Nana & Papa | Dear Esmae, You are a joy to us. We loved our travels! We love you to the moon and back, and back, and back, and back, and back....... Papa & Nana