Last year, at 15 months old, we braved a road trip to Melaka with the girls. Seriously, the Hubs and I, we are not that adventurous when it comes to travelling with kids. The thought of crying and whining kids, needing to make stops for two hundred pee sessions or God forbid, a sick kid who vomits in the car! No, we’d much rather stay home and play jigsaw puzzles…….Even just sitting and staring at each other becomes more appealing.
So far, we’ve travelled across the oceans with T1 up to 38 hours of travelling at one stretch but that was with ONE kid. T1 has travelled East, North East, North West and South. She’s done a lot of air miles, that girl. Now we have two. So yeah, the furthest we dared was Melaka, what we thought would be a 2.5 hour drive at most.
Boy, were we wrong.
As you can see, what we dreaded had begun before we’d barely begun!
And the traffic was incredible……
We crawled the entire journey.
It was not fun at all…..but thankfully, the girls knocked out soon enough.
One out. Two out. Rejoice!
After an hour, we had only arrived here in Nilai.
We finally arrived in Melaka at the God forsaken hour of late afternoon when we’d left late morning…..I don’t think we’ll be doing Melaka any time soon. We quickly checked in and went down for some lunch.
And I cannot remember why now but T1 had some drama and started crying…….
I think she was tired more than anything. I really cannot remember why she was crying now…..but her sister comforted her, as always.
The one good part of our trip, and really, the sole reason we went to Melaka, was to visit the pregnant lady from Melaka. She cooked for us authentic Nyonya food at her kampung. After dinner, the drive back to the hotel was jammed up again!
After we arrived back at the hotel and looked down, it was still jammed! That was almost 11pm! What’s up with Melaka? No longer a small town!!!
With enough traffic jams to last an entire year, we quickly made our way back the next day to KL and again, my angels slept the whole way through…….
Phew and Double Phew.
That will be the last road trip we make for a long time.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
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