I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
Good morning from Rocky Mount, NC!
Are you a heavy packer or a light packer? A roller? A just-throw-it-in, or a more organized packer? Do you use tissue paper? Depending on the size of the suitcase, where I’m going, and the mode of transportation, I have been all of those types of packers.
Several years ago when Allan and I were planning a trip to Italy, I knew I would have to learn the art of packing. That’s when I learned to roll. If you don’t know what I mean, just go to You Tube where you’ll find lots of help. I managed to fit everything I needed for a ten day trip to Italy in a carry-on size bag. I even had room to bring back some souvenirs! I also learned how to consolidate outfits – mix and matching tops and bottoms so it looks like you have more clothes with you. I was able to manage the same task last year when we traveled to Ireland (although experiencing the wind on the Cliffs of Moher made me wish I had rolled a few warmer pieces.)
Since we are driving on this trip, we have a little more room and can plan for the fluctuation in weather. In addition to two suitcases we have golf clubs, a dog bed, a bag of dog supplies, a bag of snacks (with supplies for martinis), a bag with my computer and writing materials, and a few loose jackets and wraps thrown in just in case. But with all that, as we made our way to the diner across the street last night in the snow and sleet and slush, I wished I had thrown in some boots!
Next stop, Charleston, SC!