Prep For The Trip Of A Lifetime Takes A Lifetime
Trip Start Jan 15, 2011
38Trip End Mar 19, 2011
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Today that list was printed, read, marked, amended, marked again, and in the end all was shoved into its proper place with no room to spare; our bag as plump as a sausage.
It all fit! Fabulous! But wait... What were we going to do when we actually bought something over our nine weeks traveling around New Zealand? Such things do tend to happen.
This question had come up before, and a light weight, compressible, empty duffel bag had been our answer. The problem was that Katie and I happen to be prone to a bit of purging every now and again, and somehow we'd purged ourselves right out of a duffel bag
Should we buy a new one? Hogwash! We had what we needed and didn't respect that. How could we justify buying another duffel bag? At full price, no less!
Finally, in our darkest hour, Katie explored the deep recesses of our closet to find that which we'd believed to be lost. That buried treasure. That holy grail. That duffel bag.
The question now was: How were we going to fit it into our other bag?
Katie worked her magic and somehow, someway, that sausage grew another inch of girth. Voila! We were absolutely, positively, finally packed for our trip...six days before we leave.
That sounded about right for us. Katie was once a Girl Scout; myself, a Campfire Girl, and Lord knows preparedness is highly touted in those circles. We just hoped nothing else occurred to us as a necessity for the trip or we may need to rip that duffel bag right out of that sausage and actually use it. Excuse me while I Google the jaws of life…
UPDATE! Alice and Katie are now embarking on a Round the World trip!
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