What to take, what to leave
Nov 08, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Two days before. Packed. Getting a "buzz" haircut and cortisone shots in both knees tomorrow. Don't think I've ever done this amount of planning before. There cannot be one thing that the two of us are not prepared for....
Four days until the flight. The challenge? Carmen has convinced me that I can travel for a month with a carry-on bag. Because we are going to a hot climate I know that 4-5 gray/tan outfits and packets of Tide will do. But what about all the ancillary items, the travel "do- dads"? Should I buy and take a Steri-pen that sterilizes water in 90 seconds or will I insult a restaurant by my unnecessary cautiousness? What technology will keep me in touch but not be damaged or stolen? Do I really need a laundry line and clothes pins, I bet many of our hotels have laundry service? Don't forget the sink stopper, the door stopper and the pills for poop stopping! And, how heavy is it all as it must be lifted to overhead bins, "slepped" up stairs and lifted over countless obstacles.