It’s May and I’m back in action! I took a break from the blog while we went on a travel adventure and there is so much to share about our amazing time! I have to say, traveling with toddlers is NOT easy, but when we see them meeting family members they wouldn’t know or spending time in our hometowns… it’s all worth it.
Toddlers at the Airport
I have to give the kiddos lots of credit. They did awesome in crazy travel situations including the first three days when United Airlines LOST our luggage. Don’t worry, I was prepared for anything and my carry-on was packed with kid supplies. Of course, I never thought this would really happen… P.S. That is why you see my striped dress so much… it was the only thing I had until our luggage arrived!
Where our journey begins…My husband is from a beautiful small town outside of San Salvador. We were so excited to get into warm weather after the long winter months in New York. We immediately began to relax.
The real reason that we made this trip was to celebrate Holy Week. Semana Santa in El Salvador is simply beautiful and in 2017 my in-laws hosted the town’s religious celebration. Yes, the whole town. As hosts, the family spends the week preparing the home for everyone in town to pass through in prayer. The celebration was breathtaking.
This is inside the house. Somehow (I’m still not sure how) my toddlers did not touch even one petal of the zillions of gorgeous flowers, nor did they touch any of the hundreds of candles. I had a few nightmares of our children pulling down the Easter celebration of an ENTIRE town, luckily, they kept their hands to themselves.
These are huge works of art in the street. These “alfombras” are created by using colored sawdust for the design. They are AMAZING. Even more amazing? People don’t disturb them during the time of celebration. This one was the size of a small car.
From walking through three hour processions to eating new foods to staying up past their bedtimes, these kids did it all without complaint. I can’t say the same for myself after three hot days in the same dress. At one point, a live orchestra was playing in the house and they went to sleep! I think we’ve got some resilient world travelers on our hands.
For babies…no pants necessary.
No T.V. and no internet meant playing and creating all day.
Watching the processions with their cousin, Martita.
Vamos a la playa!
Then, we headed to the beach for sun and fun!
Stay tuned for Part 2! Coming soon…