They have also become more skilled in maneuvering though airports than most adults I've seen. They know the drill. Load the taxi, unload the taxi, roll your bag inside. Get in line, show your passport, ask for candy or a snack in the terminal. These kids move through security like pros. We even go into separate lines they are so adept. We've had a few pat-downs, which are still a bit unnerving now matter how old you are and who is patting you down, but Izzy is getting used to them. She's seems to always be randomly selected in any country.
The best part of all these travel days is the team effort that goes into gathering luggage. It took a few times to realize it doesn't make sense to fight for the bags as they come out. Someone will get hurt. Instead Ben points to our bags and the girls pull them off the carousal. It works for everyone.
Here we are just getting off a 25 minute flight from Athens to Santorini. This type of flight is where I become a bit conscious of the amount of luggage that we have. We are down to 7 checked bags and 5 carry-ons. Not bad for 6 months of travel but it still looks like a lot.
I'm not going to say anything about delays or the smoothness of the flights as that might jinx it so let's just say that as of today we have five 'travel days' to go until we land back in Chicago. Duty Free here I come!!