Tuesday, July 24, 2012

...on a jet plane.

Mesmer got to be the first of my Blythes to travel.  We had a terrible disaster with some reactive plastic from a vintage Sindy dining chair that stained the backs of her legs.  It was heart-breaking... we discovered it when I got her down to see James' arrival and so the day was bittersweet with a perfect new dolly and an injury to one of my beloved girls.  I took a picture, but can't bear to post it yet. Too sad.  However - it frees me up to let Mesmer wear black stockings and tights now, as she has been craving for a while - I read how they could stain and I was afraid... but now they hide the red plastic chair stain and who cares if they stain more... and she is now rooting for an eventual change to a super-bendy Pure Neemo body.

Long story short - to make it up to her, she insisted on being picked to come with me on my trip to my family reunion in Kentucky.  It rained most of the time we were there - which was a bit disappointing because I brought her Vintage Skipper swimsuit and we were planning to try to sneak off for a poolside photoshoot... but I did take this fun picture of her looking wistfully out the window at the rain.

On the way home, I had to fly back to work earlier than my parents, so I was traveling just with Mesmer and we had the most public Blythe photoshoot I've ever done - it was tons of fun and I didn't care a whit about being embarrassed because I wasn't ever going to see the folks in the airports again!

There was still rain once we got to Cincinatti - even severe thunderstorm warnings!
But we finally got cleared for takeoff, just as the sun was setting...
In Salt Lake... she helped me find my connection... and we took one last shot at the gate before heading home.

 I really bonded with Mesmer on this trip.  (oh and before I forget, I made her that black and grey hat as my activity while traveling!) It was so fun to have her along and there were a few times when she was a great comfort, as well as a fun companion.  She is the bravest and most adventurous of my girls and she has the battle scars to prove it - but I find the more I let go of worrying about her staying perfectly stock, the more I feel comfortable about really playing with her and the more fun we have.  Also - her personality comes out a lot... so it's a win-win situation.  She will definitely be my traveling companion on future trips. She's a bit of a jetsetter, already!

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