All travel articles that are kind enough to write about travelling with a child seem to think that child friendly places= resorts with kiddie play areas, and pools.
When they list fun things for children to do, they list amusement parks, zoos, and more places with play areas and pools.
Trails through forests, chaotic bazaars, expansive monuments built on a whim of epic proportions- they just dont make it to 'child friendly lists'.
They should meet my friends who have been taking their little girl on tough treks ever since she entered their lives.
And my friends whose child went through a surgery the day she was born. My friends were told that the child would take two years to recover. They took her on a three day biking trip at seven months. On her quarterly trip to the doctor they were told, " Whatever it is that you are doing is remarkable, your child seems to have recovered from the surgery even before she has turned one."
These are the travel stories I am surrounded with.
Hopefully Sanah will enjoy road tripping in the north east. I hope she encounters wild orchids along the way.
And I hope she plucks magic moments as we move around.