Our bags are nearly packed, tomorrow is the big day. We are going to the US for a few weeks because my brother is getting married! We will spend most of our time in Missouri in my hometown, Cape Girardeau, a sleepy little town on the banks of the Mississippi River. My brother’s wedding is in an even smaller town about 1.5 hours south of home. I’m looking forward to seeing friends and family that I haven’t seen in ages. My dad is from Thailand and some of my Thai relatives are going to make the journey, so it will be very exciting and chaotic time. I am also looking forward to actually having summer weather. The temperature in the north of France has barely cracked 65°F since we have been here. MO weather is forecast to be in the 80s and 90s — I am not packing any socks or pants! This is also probably going to be the last big trip where Louis still qualifies as a lap baby and flies for free, but tomorrow is going to be a looooong day with an active toddler on our laps. I’ve stocked up on coloring books, new story books, stickers and snacks, and Laurent has loaded a few videos onto his tablet.
We also plan to spend a few days in the Miami area before flying back to Europe, so if you have any recommendations for Miami, the Keys or the Everglades, let me know in the comments section. Bon voyage!