William and I made it home safe and sound late Wednesday night after a long day of airports and flying. Since we didn't take a red-eye going home, I knew this trip was going to be a bit more difficult since he'd be awake most of the time. I have to admit that I think traveling in the day was easier for me, since I wasn't exhausted from staying up all night, but maybe a bit harder on W, since he had a hard time falling asleep on a plane that was chasing the sunlight. (Going west means the daylight never ends!) After screaming well over an hour in the plane he finally settled down and slept.
Once he was sleeping, go figure, the flight attendant got on the PA and announced VERY LOUDLY that they were preparing the cabin for landing - a whole hour ahead of time - due to extreme turbulence they were anticipating in the LA area. Great. That little announcement woke W up, and started his crying again.
I think there was some turbulence on the landing, but with W kicking and screaming it was hard to tell. I have to admit that the people on the plane were very understanding, even offering to hold him for me to give me a break.
Oh...and fly Continental, folks - they still serve free meals!