Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lena: International Baby of Mystery

P1020763.jpg by gkhamilton
P1020763.jpg, a photo by gkhamilton on Flickr.

Thanks to my mom for this darling picture of Lena!

Yeah, baby, YEEEEAH! Our 5 ½ month old daughter Lena is the proud owner of a new passport! Will she be flying this week to Spain or Italy, as planned? Maybe the Caribbean? Not so fast… we now have a new problem in the passport department.

Yesterday, Kathy and I were scheduled to fly Lena out on her first overseas trip. A difference of opinion between us regarding Lena’s international airworthiness led me to reroute our vacation from Europe to the closer to home Caribbean. I booked and paid for a week at a posh all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia, complete with a hike/bike/swim excursion (for me, of course) into the rain forest and nearby volcano to complement our fully catered beach chillaxing.

Last night’s unspecified passport issue (Kathy has let many of you know exactly what I'm referring to) down-scaled our plans even further, prompting us to trade in our dreams of a Caribbean paradise for a week of stateside snowmobiling in Oregon or Alaska, yachting and surfing in California, and/or hiking in the Everglades.

However many places we end up flying to throughout the week, it’s only a minor disappointment that Grandpa Tom’s cute little Mini-Me will have to settle for a multi destination vacation in the U.S. for now. I guess the rest of the world isn’t quite ready for Lena yet.
Danger is her middle name!

Or was it Esther?

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