AB had work there, so essentially I was solo-parenting, albiet in lush surrounds.
Was a bit concerned about the whole 'breastfeeding in public' thing as apparently this is a bit of a no-no in the U.S., so I was kinda always waiting to have red paint thrown on me, or to be spat on or something, but it was ok. We managed.
Have uploaded the pics of the hotel ( it was too expensive to 'leave campus' what with the hiring of carseats and such - don't ask, that was a bit of a drama ) to my flickr, and also of the sidetrip I organised ( yay me ) to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and architectural school.
Taliesin West was really interesting - especially how advanced a lot of the design work was for the time. Franks' bathroom in was in all-aluminium ( a new and cool and as yet untested medium of the era FLW wanted to play with ). It was the size of a shoebox however, so very hard to photograph how cool this was.
It would draw gasps of delight from you if you found it in your room in your most modern upscale hotel. Awesome.
So this was the bulk of our holiday - AB working and us hanging about at the hotel, feeding ducks and getting down daily to the kid's sandpit and meeting other parental units. A couple of nights they screened kid's movies at dusk on big-screen TV's over the pool, so you'd get to lounge on the deckchairs and watch "The Incredibles" while sipping smoothies.
Such is now my adult life, this was a highlight for me.
Gone are the fancy cocktails while tanning by the awesome pools, the frocking up and playing footsies over candlelit dinners. Eyelash batting.
Oh, who am I kidding anyway ? I'm much more downmarket than that. More beer with a wedge of lime ( ooh la la ). Anyhoo, whatever the vice, it's gone baby gone. Not to mention this is my last 'work' trip. AB's got another two planned, to the UK and the US respectively, but it's just all too hard for him to retain the 'professional' facade with a harridan wife and 2 kids in tow ( and that's me saying that, not him ).
Plus the baby will cost a seat next time, and we're cheap like that.
Know when to walk away. Know when to run.
Disneyland pics to come, I need to upgrade my flickr first.
Oh, my Scottish pursestrings !