Our weekend of celebrating graduations and a special wedding on the other side of the mountains started yesterday. Tom and I packed up our car with everything but the kitchen sink.. not a single spot left for any extra people, full to the brim with stuff.
We were reminiscing about how we used to go camping over to Lake Chelan sometimes, 10 days at a time with our six boys. I can't even imagine, and barely can remember that we actually took on that responsibility! Seriously, the amount of stuff that Tom and I have in this car without any kids... Then thinking back to packing our suburban to the gills, piled high with kids and all their treasures.
Last night I opened my suitcase only to find three bras, two pairs of socks, two curling irons ( which I never use and for some reason thought I might need them this week) one pair of shorts two swimsuits, cowboy boots, a pair of sweatpants & t-shirt and nothing else. Remember, our car was loaded to the gills with food... Packing clothes was not the first priority apparently and food is always the most important. When you go on road trips, are you like us and digging into the snack bag 1 mile down the road or already wanting to stop at a drive-thru?
I did remember my dress for the wedding so there is that.. 😊 but Tom forgot his clothes for the wedding. I almost took a picture of my suitcase and it's contents... Tom and I were laughing so hard at what we found in my suitcase, I honestly do not even think I was thinking with a clear mind while packing... I've never been a great packer for vacation but this trip I have sunk to a new level of bad packing.
If you're reading this and you know bad guys that like to go in people's homes while they are away, please let them know our house is being cared for by house sitters- real live people and their German Shepherd.
If you're going on vacation anytime soon, start packing now, and really think about what you put in your suitcase, a checklist would be very helpful especially if you're over the age of 49.