So, we have been super worried about how we were going to get our baby carrier onto the plane without having to check it. Problems with checking it: it could get damaged and mess with the whole trip, we needed it for our layover in Oslo for exploring, and we are cheap and didn’t want to pay like $130 to check it. So our plan was to either put temporary wheels on it and call it a stroller, or… Wrap it in Saran Wrap to protect it??? This was an idea I had at like 4am last week when I got up with Penelope. So we bought Saran Wrap, a giant thing of it, and needlessly brought it to Norway. We are dumb. We were very lucky, and the airline has been very accommodating. We did not have to check the bag, and it came in handy on our little afternoon excursion into Oslo.
Oslo: We really wanted to visit since we had like a 5 hour layover. In order to make this happen, we skipped some necessary hygiene practices 😁. Whoopsie. We just really love exploring… I guess more than we love smelling good. We met some nice people (who almost immediately wanted to know what would happen if Trump becomes president) who played with P on the train ride back to the airport. We also got to eat some good food, and explore the city a little. It was awesome because we weren’t sure if we would have time, but we did because the Oslo airport is super efficient. The people were very friendly, and it was beautiful and chilly (something we have been excited about, as it is already in the 80’s in Orlando). We got to see a beautiful cathedral, palace, and a cool street. We also, of course, began consuming pastries. Oh, and there are skis everywhere. So many people were carrying around skis!
The flight: Penelope has been incredible. She did not fuss on the flight. In fact, she slept through most of it, only waking up at random times to whine and adjust. She even received a compliment from our third seat mate, who said she was great. Nick and I didn’t necessarily sleep that well, but the little we did get + adrenaline was enough to sustain us. She has been an unbelievable travel companion. She “oohs” and “ahs” at the beautiful buildings, the train, and trashcans.
Anywho, we are off to a great start and are almost to Prague. Thank you all for your prayers! We have definitely been saying lots of those for the last few months. Super grateful to get to be doing this again!!