Three years ago we signed up for this AirBnB in Wigtown, Scotland where you run this little bookstore for a week and live above it. Sounds neat, right? It had a long waiting list so we weren't scheduled until May of 2019. That was all fine and dandy when it was just the two of us. But when the baby came along, I assumed we would cancel because surely taking an infant on a trans-Atlantic flight to a tiny town in a strange country and living in a place that really isn't set up for babies AT ALL would be a bad idea, right? But oh no. My wife was absolutely insistent that we go. I argued and argued that we should kick it a few years down the road, when William would be easier to handle, not to mention he would appreciate it more. But Carrie wouldn't budge. She wasn't going to let something stop us just because it was hard. Well, this weighed on my mind for weeks. I tried to warm up to the idea, but it just felt like hassle, stress and exhaustion to me. So the other night, hoping to strike a compromise and still appeal to her desire to travel, I suggested we take a road trip instead. She didn't cotton to that idea at all, but she said: "You're on the right track, though, coming up with alternatives... how about a Disney cruise?"
So hallelujah, we cancelled Scotland and now we're planning a 7-night Disney cruise in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands, Bahamas) in May! Our young friend and boarder will be joining us too, she's pretty much family to us. I'm sure most of you are aware that I'm no big fan of Disney, but with a child at some point I'm gonna have to get used to them. Besides, it sounds like a lot of fun and I loved the other cruise we took. Disney cruises are extremely baby-friendly, that was the big selling point for me (and the fact that it involves a lot less air travel). And we can afford to travel in style.