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July 13, 2017

[UPDATE] Summer Vacation

Our bags are packed, and we're off! Well, some of us are. By the time you read this, Penny, Zero and I will have snuck out in the morning darkness to hit the road east. (And not because we're deadbeats.) In the infinite naivete of first-time parents, Emily and I decided to take a vacation to Vermont with our six-week-old. The dogs and I are the pack-mules, traveling over land, while Emily and Lincoln serve as our air(line) reinforcements. Eighteen hours of driving vs two hours of flying with a newborn. Pretty much a toss up.
Our bags are packed, and we’re off! Well, some of us are. By the time you read this, Penny, Zero and I will have snuck out in the morning darkness to hit the road east. (And not because we’re deadbeats.) In the infinite naivete of first-time parents, Emily and I decided to take a vacation to Vermont with our six-week-old. The dogs and I are the pack-mules, traveling over land, while Emily and Lincoln serve as our air(line) reinforcements. Eighteen hours of driving vs two hours of flying with a newborn. Pretty much a toss up.

Hopefully Emily will be able to keep Lincoln calm without Zero’s assistance

Zero and Penny enjoyed the customary pre-trip romp at the beach

I’ll have plenty of misadventure and mischief to share upon our return, but likely won’t post here regularly over the next two weeks.

And based on current trends, who knows if Zero will even fit in my car in two weeks?

If you’d like to keep up with the gang on our east coast romp, check us out on instagram for quick daily updates. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, see you in a couple weeks!

Comments for [UPDATE] Summer Vacation

  1. Ginny says:

    You are going to need a bigger boat Have a great timeβ˜€οΈ

  2. Safe travels you brave soul!

  3. Connie Taylor says:

    Lincoln can’t be six weeks old already!!!! You’re smart with your travel plans and I know the weather will be a nice change from Chicago. (You might have to trade in your current vehicle for a 18-wheeler by the time you come back, if Zero doesn’t slow down on his growing). Enjoy your trip!

  4. Have a SAFE and FUN trip!!!!!!! Have to get my butt on Instagram, haven’t been there in too long! Looking forward to your updates! Lincoln is soooooo adorable!!

  5. Lisa says:

    Let me officially welcome you to my home state! Enjoy!!!

  6. Victoria Coleman says:

    have fun!

  7. Have a ball – I know you will – – – – can’t wait to hear how things go! First FAMILY vacation – that’s a biggie and definitely “movie-worthy” !!

    Pam

  8. Jo Rhodes says:

    Be safe, have fun!
    Enviously yours, Jo, Sam and Dean

  9. Robyn B. says:

    Have a wonderful time with your beautiful family making special memories. Safe travels to everyone!!!! Enjoy!

  10. Anne says:

    What a great photo! Looks like a professional ad campaign for an upscale leather luggage company; love the luggage, by the way, even Lincoln has his little piece. Will definitely look out for your vacay posts on Instagram. Boy does this family need a vacation! It’s been the longest puppy 101 class we’ve ever been through! I have been vacationing vicariously thru my Insta friends all Summer. It’s been rather nice actually. Lake Como is fabulous this time of year!

  11. Eve says:

    Love the photo of Lincoln and the dogs! Have fun and enjoy the vacation!

  12. coastingnz says:

    Have a great time and safe travels. Pesonally I think you’ve got the better traveling deal….. πŸ˜‰

  13. Doug says:

    Will… your blog and Ridgeback adventures convinced me and then later on my family to get a Ridgeback. We pick up our new puppy on later this month.

    As for traveling with kids through age 4 or 5 (I’m the father of a teen and almost a teen), in my experience if your time in the air is an hour and a half or less, then fly; otherwise drive. Portable DVD’s for car trips were a Godsend when my kids were little — of course then you can’t play the how many different state license plates can you find on the Interstate. πŸ™‚

    Best of luck and safe travels… and thanks for your blog.

  14. Kismet says:

    By now, Penny should recognize every exit between the midwest and the Atlantic.

  15. Ellen Quilty says:

    Enjoy your vacation in Vermont although the word “vacation” may be overstating it a bit considering the cast of characters.That being said enjoy your well earned getaway.I’m sure Penny and Zero will enjoy all the new smells in their new territory and that you,Emily and Lincoln will have a great time together.

  16. Ogee says:

    Have a wonderful trip!! Nothing like Vermont in summer. πŸ™‚

  17. Shalini says:

    Aww safe travels good people and pups <3

  18. Piglove says:

    Have an awesome vacation. Maybe when ya’ll get back, Zero and Penny would like to do an interview for one of my Spotlight Thursdays? I would really appreciate it – and it would be fun! XOXO – Bacon

  19. You, sir, are an incredible photographer! And those pups, gah! So happy I stumbled upon your blog. I’ve got a growing pup at home at the moment and it ain’t easy.

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