Are you wondering why this post is starting with a picture of Indy looking exhausted in a car seat? This car seat was the only thing that was not awesome about our vacation. I don’t know if it was just that rental car agency or Kauai, but this was the worst car seat I have ever seen. First of all, it was SO dirty. Thankfully, we had a washer & dryer in our condo, so we cleaned it up a bit. I honestly think it had never been washed. Also, it had no padding on the straps, so it was really uncomfortable. Good thing, dad MacGyver-ed a solution, using my socks! We didn’t bring our car seat, in an effort to travel light, but big mistake. I think drives around the island would have been much more pleasant, if we had. Oh well! Next time!
My life would not happen without lists! I make lists for EVERYTHING. I mean my lists, have lists. Seriously! I recently discovered an app called, Evernote and I am in love with it. It is a list makers dream.
Our packing plan was to pack minimally, but make sure Indy had everything needed to eat well while we traveled. Indy was 9 months old when we went to Kauai. She was eating a fair amount of solids, mostly egg yolks, liver, pureed grass-fed beef, bone-broth, fermented cod-liver oil and some veggies and fruit with ghee. My husband said no way was I packing liver for the trip. I honestly wasn’t going to, but I thought it was funny that he even felt like he needed to tell me that. I decided that I would bring some grass-fed ghee and fermented cod liver oil for Indy. Her diet wouldn’t be as nourishing as it is at home, but it was good enough for a week of vacation. Grass-fed beef was easy to find in Kauai, but I didn’t want to pack a mini food processor. But, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I thought about it :)! Indy mostly ate egg yolks, avocado, papaya and sweet potato. She also went out to her first fancy meal and had fish roe!
I hope this printable list makes packing a little easier for you, the next time you take a tropical vacation with the littles!
This is it for now for my Kauai series! I am working on a poke recipe that I hope to share with you in the next couple of weeks!