My company is sending me to San Diego. I haven't traveled far (or flown anywhere) since the last business trip to Syracuse. That was three and a half years ago! Which means Natalie would have been three months old.
This time I'm leaving Jenna with two little kids and I'll be away for nearly a week. Not only is this the longest time I will ever have been away from the kids, it is also more consecutive days than Jenna and I have been apart since we got married. That's kind of amazing.
I'm also having an adventure in light travel. I only packed one not-so-big carry-on bag to live out of for the week. It should be more than enough, but I usually pack too much, so it will be a test for future trips. This is what passes for excitement in my life.