July 27, 2015

Road Trippin'

somewhere on the I5

A road trip to Los Angeles, CA isn't unusual for the husband and me. But, a road trip to LA with a baby on board? That's news to us.

We made the trek to visit family two weekends ago. Baby B cried, slept, cried, slept and cried some more on the way to LA. By the time we reached our destination, we were more than ready to settle in for the day.

Thankfully, the Residence Inn by Marriott near LAX provided the kind of relaxation that worked perfectly for my newly expanded family. It's the first new hotel in the LAX area in the last 24 years and it showed. The accommodations were spot on. A welcoming lobby, a spacious room complete with kitchen and a LG TV (the husband appreciated that), and a friendly staff. Traveling with a baby means bringing lots of STUFF so to have a room filled with gear yet still feel comfortable AND spacious is saying somethin'. 

 Spacious welcome - this family loved it

Baby B loved the bed

No bed hogging here

Barefoot in the kitchen

 Plenty of space to do our own thang - husband working away // me + baby

 This mama loves a (decaf) iced latte as big as her baby
 Jersey Mike's inside the hotel? YES.

Mother Nature said there shall be thunderstorms and there were. So we didn't get to enjoy much pool time, but when the sun shined on our last day we managed to lounge a little bit before checking out. 

First road trip DONE

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. I seriously could not have asked for anything better. With my expanded family, I appreciated having the convenience and accommodations that suited everyone. There's nothing like having a group of friendly people who can accommodate your needs while you're traveling - especially with a baby. 

As for Baby B, he not only survived this trip but he seemed to thrive in it. He loved meeting the family. And surprisingly, Baby B never slept better than while we were in LA at the hotel. And as for the drive home - he was like a different baby. He slept for most of the trip coming back home. What a champ! Can we do it all again, please? 

*This post is in collaboration with Residence Inn by Marriott - LAX. All opinions and photos are my own. Thanks for reading!


  1. Aw, looks like you had a great time! What a cute hotel room!

  2. Love the photo with the baby in that huge bed!!!


  3. Yay for Baby B for getting through his first road trip like a champ :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  4. I just love LA! Did a road trip there in June and never wanted to leave!


  5. So cute hotos and good times to remember a day later :)

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  6. AnonymousJuly 28, 2015

    How fun! Looks like you had such a lovely time! Your baby is absolutely perfect!


  7. I'm sure your road trip was completely different than you're used to! But so much sweeter :) That hotel looks super nice and spacious! So necessary when it's not just the two of you anymore, and you have all that baby gear. Your coffee shows how tiny baby B is!...or how large your drink is ;)


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