Epic Journey

August 5, 2018

I didn’t end up bringing my laptop on this trip, because we were trying to keep luggage reasonable (kind of impossible with car seats and a travel crib, but we did our best!).  But I wanted to check in and say hi and that so far I’m so glad we made this epic journey.  I was super anxious before we left, yet once we got going, it really wasn’t thaaaaat bad.  

We left MIA at 445 am and arrived in Whistler BC 2 days ago at 130 am EST, so 21 hours of traveling.  But kids were mostly well behaved (even G) and we made it.
(Note: very very glad we sprang for a plane seat for G- since we spent 8 hrs in the air on 2 flights.)
I’ll mostly just update on instagram (@the_shubox) but I’ll try to check in here too from time to time!
A few pix …

We are staying with Josh’s friends from college who have an amazing home here and it has been a lot of fun- our kids loooove theirs (Cameron is obsessed with  their 9 year old in particular) so it’s kind of like a long play date which works really well — no one has any expectations of a civilized dinner 🙂

The mountains are insanely beautiful, the weather is crisp and gorgeous (or at least it feels that way compared to home!) and when G is older we will have to return for skiing …
PS: I love Canada and Canadians so much.  Seriously people are so incredibly nice here!  We will be back.


  • Reply Allison March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Hi, I hope you have a great time in Whistler! It is such a great place to visit with kids- biking, hiking, ice cream, etc! I felt like I had to comment because I’ve been a blog reader for 4 years or so, (I’ve got a 4 year old and 1 year old) and I live in North Vancouver, BC. I’m actually heading up next week with my family for a little vacation. I really enjoy following your posts 🙂

  • Reply MJH March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Another reader from North Vancouver, with three similarly-aged kids! Hope you had a wonderful stay in Whistler, I grew up spending weekends there with my family, was married there, and our kids now love spending time there in both the summer and winter.

  • Reply Sheryl March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your visit to Canada! The west coast really is incredible. Next time, come to Toronto!!

  • Reply suggahsweet March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Yay! I’m from the Toronto area but I love the west coast – DEFINITELY come back for the skiing, Whistler is the best for it! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa M March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Wow Sarah! When you said you were Seattle area bound I didn’t know you were coming to whistler! I’m a long time reader in Vancouver! Whistler is so great . We do a thanksgiving getaway with the kids at the fairmont there every year and Squamish and whistler are basically our backyard for hiking and biking. So cool to have you in Canada. Enjoy:)

  • Reply pedsneuro March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve listened to every episode of your podcast–you do great work! I’d like to clarify something you said on the Sarah Baldwin podcast. The prevalence of seizure in Down syndrome is around 5-10% compared to about 2% in the general population. Infantile spasm is the most common type of seizure in Down syndrome infants, in the range of 10-25% in those who have seizures.

  • Reply Solitary Diner March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Canadians are the best! Have a great trip, and enjoy the beautiful mountains. The Rockies are one of my favourite places in the world.

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