“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Go Time

I intended to do a fancier post with pictures of mountain meals, etc.
As proof - the re-hydrated breakfast meal we tried.
Then, I ran out of time.  Packing for a 2 week trip that includes a cruise and a mountain climb...and a 10 month old is just ridiculous.
I'll screen your phone calls to make it easier mommy.
Luckily, we have a late afternoon flight tomorrow, so maybe I can nap with Avery during her AM nap.  

In other news, I also had to run to the doctor today because my ear has been bothering me since yesterday.  With my flight, wanted to be careful.  Turns out I have an ear infection.  Or, in her words, "a nasty ear infection" that is "pulsing".  Perfect.  Just what anyone needs before a cross-country flight.  I did ask if I could still fly.  She assured me that I could, but that it would be incredibly painful.  She actually prescribed me Vicodin to go with my antibiotics.

Let's just hope that it doesn't burst on the plane, because all that pus would be awkward.  The good news?  With the antibiotics, it should be cleared up before the climb.

Now.  To survive two long flights with an infant and an ear infection.  I've got this.  Security and check-in should be a fun...

I do not know how much internet access I will have on this trip.  It is possible that my next post will be post-climb!

Wish me luck!

Have you ever flown with an ear infection?

Any recommendations for keeping Avery happy on the flight/ship?


  1. I have flown with an ear infection. Be prepared for a lot of pain. Both eardrums were infected and both burst mid flight. Lefts just say I cried a lot on that flight. This is not to scare you... this is instead a plug for the drugs.

    Good luck and have tons of fun!

  2. I can't believe it's here!

    In case you don't get access before the climb; Good Luck, Be Strong, Think Big and never doubt yourself and all the training you have done!

    And good luck with those airport metal detectors LOL

  3. I am so excited for you guys! It will be awesome. Maybe slip Avery a vicodin? Lol, I'd be a bad parent!

    Good luck!! You will do great!

  4. Have a great cruise and climb! You are going to do great!

  5. Best of luck on your climb, Mandy! We will all be thinking about you here!

  6. Best of luck!! That sucks about the ear, but I think you'll have less pain than you fear. I can't wait to hear about the mountain.

  7. Hope the flight went well... can't wait to hear all about your trip!


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