The husband and I recently went on a long overdue mini holiday. We chose to go on a city break to Bordeaux, which is actually less than three hours drive away from where we live. We left grandparents in charge of our other children and pets and departed with baby Charlie for two nights of escapism.
After some interesting tomtom confusion (the Center of Bordeaux is a no car zone, which apparently isn’t known to our sat nav), we eventually found an underground car park and walked to our hotel.
We did take a buggy, but it quickly became apparent that a bustling, historic city like Bordeaux is not particularly friendly to wheel-based chariots (I think wheelchair users must find it very awkward). Most entrances to buildings involved stone steps and even our hotel had a stepped entrance, plus many of the streets are cobbled. So…Connecta had to come to the rescue.
We left the buggy in the hotel room and I carried Charlie for hours and hours on my back as we navigated our way around this vibrant city.
The weather was warm and sunny and at times I wished we had a solarweave Connecta, but we did just fine with our cotton Liberty print. Charlie saw the sights from a great vantage point and never complained once. We stopped occasionally to refuel and let him stretch his legs but he was always happy to go back up.
At the end of the day, I had sore feet and was happily tired but suffered no shoulder or back pain beyond slight stiffness the next morning, which is remarkable when you consider that our little man is a hefty 10.6kg.
My takeaway tip from this is Always Always take a Connecta with you!