Saturday, June 22, 2013

Adi's First Trip to KL

At a mere 18 days old, Adalyn took her first road trip with her parents to Kuala Lumpur.  Now this wasn't all fun and games, we went down to KL to apply in person at the US Embassy for her passport and birth certificate.  Basically, this trip was to start the process to make Adalyn a legit American.  Eric and I spent countless hours organizing paperwork (i.e. obtaining an official copy of our marriage license, which we now have four copies of, thank you international shipping...) and attempting to take passport photos to make sure we didn't drive 4 and a half hours south with a newborn in vain.  All in all we had a super successful trip and Adi was a star in the car!  She also was amazing at the Embassy, out shopping and allowed her parents to have two nights out at excellent restaurants while she slept contently in her pram (stroller, for you Americans).  Finally, Adalyn's first hotel experience hopefully did not set a precedence for what she expects for the rest of her life.  We booked in for a one bedroom serviced apartment and were upgraded to a deluxe suite, complete with kitchen, powder room, living/dining rooms and a very large master bed/bath.  Did I mention the panoramic views from the 26th floor?  This kid traveled in style, for sure!  Enjoy the pics from our first family vacation.

Checking out the view from her first hotel room
Chillin' in the Suite

Adalyn's First Passport Photo!  This one's the winner:
Poor least she's not all the way cross eyed.  Let's just say, this shot took about 3 hours to get...
Out & About in KL
Adi's First Mexican Restaurant at 17 days old...La Mexicana in KL
Please note the proper margarita in my hand!
Legit Mexican food in Malaysia.  It was delicious!
When I closed my eyes and ate these Tacos Al Pastor, I was transported back to the streets of Merida! Yummy!
Adi doing what she does best...
Besides eating we also did a bit of shopping.  Eric was the best daddy and let me do some quick clothes shopping while he looked after the little girl.  This may be the most precious site I've ever seen while shopping at a mall.

It was also Father's Day Weekend while we were in KL, so Eric requested a stop at his favorite micro brew outlet, Taps.  Here's the happy daddy having one of his favorite beers while his daughter was fast asleep in the pram. (We also walked out of there with 12 beers to take home)
Adalyn was a trooper and great in the car!  She also visited Ampang Grocery Store and Blue Cow to stock up on American groceries and excellent pork products.  Our first trip was a huge success and definitly made us feel more confident about traveling with our little girl. 

Now we have to wait for the passport to be processed and then one of us must appear in person to pick it up.  We will see if another trip to KL is in order.  Once that passport is in our hands our international travel plans can begin!  Stay tuned to find out "Where in the World is Adalyn" going next...

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