The trip to Idaho for the post-Christmas-Christmas was possibly the shortest it’s been since we’ve been doing this. The schedule was a bit tighter given obligations in Nairobi, where Christmas/New Year’s fell on the calendar, and the fact that my leave time is going to be stretched this year given my need to return to the US for my niece’s wedding. And some other things.
|everything we do involves lots of chairs|
As such we didn’t have time to head to my sister’s great place up in the mountains. And we were unable to get the girls up on the mountain to do some skiing (which was one of my priorities for the holidays). I did manage to fit in a half-day ski near Boise, amidst other obligations. In retrospect it seems rather selfish. I do love it though. Next year will shall get the girls up on the mountain, for sure.
|only a half day but well worth it|
The short time that we had in Idaho we spent running errands, seeing family and going to the doctor. It’s just how it goes. We didn’t need to drive and change lodging as much as we normally do given the more reduced schedule. It sometimes gets out of hand and I don’t think people realize how challenging it was for us to fit in with the family for all the activities and so forth. Often the activities are not kid friendly (which complicates things) and when they can then they need to be properly equipped, further complicated by the fact that they change size each visit. It will get easier in some ways as they get older. At least that’s the hope.