We leave tomorrow so last weekend we started our packing processes, which like so many things are very different. Sue seems to just keep it all in her head and then grabs things willy-nilly and chucks them into a suitcase (I can hold a lot more in my brain than some other people) – or that is what it looks like to me. I, on the other hand, make a list on my phone. Whenever I think of something, I add it to the list. It is everything from what I want to bring to what I need to do before we go. This is a sample of my Hawaii list…No, I don’t bother including clothes…at least my daily clothes…everything else will be on the list. Some things are really important so I put them on twice (trail mix & snacks for hiking ) Then, I lay things out on the bed, make sure I have everything on the list and once it is all ready, I pack. I put something in the suitcase, then cross it off the list. It is a perfect system (is it? is it really?) – except I always seem to forget something minor – like my shoes or a belt.
We have a long set of flights, so we also spent some time downloading books, movies and TV shows on our respective devices. I have an iPad; Sue has a laptop and a Kindle. I took a shotgun approach and downloaded about 10 books (mostly true crime and humor) and about 30 hours (30 hours! I guess he’ll be spending a lot of time in the hotel room) of TV/movies (Longmire, Better Call Saul, Jessica Jones, The Kitchen and who remembers what else). We will see if I like any of them enough to do a marathon.
Our next post will be from Hawaii!!!