We're back in The Netherlands after our adventure to Tennessee, USA! I am so glad that the trip went by without many issues, travelling so far alone with a toddler was very intimidating. The night before the double flight to the US I nearly hyper-ventilated, it was a combination of nerves and a cold. And the morning before the double flight back to Europe I threw up, that was a combination of nerves and taking a vitamin on a fairly empty stomach. Both road trips between Nashville Airport and my grandma's I felt light-headed & my heart raced, also nerves. For my toddlers sake I didn't show her any of this, I wanted to make the trip fun (also instructions from my husband, ha-ha!) She too was sick, she threw up on the big flight over, too much excitement and apple juice. And she threw up on the big flight back, who knows why because we stuck to water and ate lightly. So it's official, we're wimps, but wimps that made a huge journey with very little help!
Our time in TN was great, I'm sure you saw my 4 blog posts, right? Driving in the mountains wasn't as bad as I thought, and it didn't take me too long to get used to the American rules of the road again (my grandma might disagree, ha-ha). I accomplished almost everything I set out to do while in TN, and even tagged on a few extra things. I can say the trip was a success. And miraculously we are dealing with jet-lag quite well (there & here). I follow the rules and it works. If you arrive early in the day in a new country take a short nap (2hrs) then stay up at least until 9PM... if you arrive late in the day don't nap and force yourself to stay up until 9PM, it works like a charm! It was wonderful getting to see my grandma and getting to see her & my tot enjoy each others company and make memories of their own. And my Dad was even able to fly up for a weekend, spoiling us because we just saw him around Thanksgiving. I am so appreciative to my husband for making this trip possible, thanks you're an incredible guy!And quickly before I close out, we chose to fly Delta this time and I was so happy we went with their airline. Great service, great planes, great layover times, and great prices! Fly with Delta if you can!