- Visit my parents in Arizona with the kids (and possibly with The Engineer)
- Visit my brother in Portland, with the kids
- Visit my sister in Boston, with the kids
- Visit New York City for a quick weekend trip...without the kids! (My sister and brother-in-law will meet me there for a day.)
Jet Blue Airlines currently has a really cool deal--for $599 you can buy an "All You Can Jet" pass, which allows you to fly as many times as you'd like on Jet Blue, between September 8 and October 8. There are no blackout dates, and the number of seats isn't limited--if the flight is open, you can book it. There are no extra taxes or fees on domestic flights.
I already had a nice credit with them due to a cancelled flight a few months ago, so that made the deal even sweeter. I bought one pass for me and one for Chickie. (Zoodle flies free on my lap until he's two.) That's 14 one-way trips for about $1200.
It's a fantastic opportunity to see my brother. (I've never visited him in Portland.) It's exciting to get to see my sister, who I haven't visited in Boston since I was pregnant with Chickie, four years ago. It's always great to see my parents. A weekend without the kids in New York City sounds heavenly. What an opportunity!
But between September 11 and October 3, I'll only be home five full days (and several partial days.) During quite a bit of the travel I'll be outnumbered--me traveling with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old.
So, am I lucky, or am I crazy? Ask me when I'm getting home on October 4. I'm guessing if you can even understand my exhausted voice, the answer will be,
"A little of both."