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Old 02-18-2006, 05:32 PM   #11
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Bucky... come to Washington!! Stay with us and drive to the mountain. Your son can stay and play with Paul, I , Lily and the chickens. We'd have a blast.!!
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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Everyone is stealing my idea! I live about an hour from Whistler and 30 minutes from Mt Baker. If you feel like coming to Washington...I'd be happy to watch yous son. He and Aidan could play and wrestle and get into all the trouble in the world!
Or, if you can fly me out to where you decide to go, I'd be happy to babysit and go out for nice meals.

Another, more serious, option is I have a sister that lives in NYC. She's 28 and good with kids. I'm not sure if she'll be able to get off work and for how long but I can always ask if you want?

Good luck bucky!
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:43 PM   #13
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:09 PM   #14
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Bucky I wish I had some advice for you. I know a ton of great places to ski around here, but I never had to look into the babysitting options. Quite honestly, until you mentioned it I never even realized they had that. I hope you find a good one!
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:15 AM   #15
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thanks everyone. wow, i wish we all lived closer together. i will keep you west coasters in mind for next year. i don't think we're ready for a 6 or 7 hour flight with a 2 year old tasmanian devil, purely from a national security standpoint. i'm just hoping 4 to 5 hours in my truck will be ok. if not, it's gonna be a long drive.

thank you all for the offers, tho.

gb, i will be sure to let you know of our experiences in skiing with a baby in tow, up there in heathen land (any place that doesn't root for the yankees).
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We managed to make it on a flight to Hawaii, with a 2 year old tazmanian devil of our own. Also, a 2 hour drive to the airport. We got to Seattle early enough so Aidan could have some time at a park and run off some energy. We didn't let him sleep until we were on the plane and he slept for 3 hours. Dh brought his laptop and headphones so Aidan could watch a movie. The last hour or so he was climbing all over the seats and stuff, but I think he did incredibly well considering. So make sure when you go on your 4-5 hour drive, it's during his nap! It will make things easier!

When Aidan was younger we drove from New Mexico to Washington. We did a lot of driving at night! So there's another recommendation for you. Good luck with that drive!
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:39 PM   #17
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thanks cora for the good sense advice. we pretty much have worked our lives around his schedule, especially naps, often showing up late to family gatherings because we wanted him to get his rest. he was pretty sick from 6 months to about 14 months, so we did everything to make him better.

he's been good in my truck for about 2 hours, so we'll see how it goes. i'm one of those guys that drives straight thru for 8 or 10 hours, d*amn the torpedoes, but i've gotten used to having to stop every 2 or 3 hours now anyway.

oh, cora, i just realized that i didn't answer you about your sister. that's very nice of you to offer. if we're really stuck, i will pm you about it. ok?
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