We live in WY and my parents live in FL. We have not been to visit them in 2 years. I am considering taking the kids (we have 3, ages 12, 5 and almost 2) to see them this year, but my husband would not be traveling with us since he does not have vacation time built up yet.
The options are driving (3-4 days), flying (3 hour drive to the airport, travel time of about 9 hours with layover and then an hour drive to my parents house) or going on the train (3 days). My husband thinks flying would be best from the standpoint of getting it over with quickly.
I am REALLY freaked out about flying and the TSA as I personally have had a couple bad experiences and that was before the most recent “upgrades” to security. My 5 year old has type 1 and I am also VERY concerned about how he will react to the whole security issue, especially if someone he does not know touches him (this was an issue before diabetes, but has gotten worse). I am freaked out that I won’t pack his insulins correctly and they will take it away (we are on MDI) - freaked to the point that I have had nightmares about it. That said flying has the appeal of only taking one day to get there
So I guess my questions are have you flown with your D child? What was your experience? Tips or suggestions? Do you think that is the best way to go?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts/wisdom you have to share.