Thursday, February 21, 2008


I always have such a hard time getting ready for any trip, whether for a weekend or a week. It seems you have to bring just about as much stuff anyway!

What makes it hard is going from the extreme cold weather we are experiencing to tropical weather. I find it very hard to not want to pack sweaters and coats! But I'm restraining myself! No winter coats!

For the last week, I have had the spare bedroom covered with "possibilities"--things I might possibly want to take. I have changed things around almost every day, taking this out, putting that in, folding and unfolding, trying to condense things down to a manageable weight! I could easily take two trunks of stuff--not that I am likely to need it all, but "just in case."

On the other hand, Don will probably wait until Friday night to pack, but then he'll spread his stuff out all over the house and still probably forget something important, like his camera charger like last time.

And can you believe this?? We got a phone message TODAY from the cruiseline saying they were overbooked and would we consider changing our cruise--to the end of March! I DON'T THINK SO! We are both so ready to go that even with their pretty hefty incentives, neither of us could be swayed.

So tonight starts the countdown--all the last minute shopping needs and then a whirlwind of packing so things are ready Friday night when I go to bed. Our flight is so early Saturday morning I would have to stay up all night if I didn't get this done ahead of time. And I like to be organized and prepared!

Two more days!


bunnygirl said...

How exciting! Don't stress out too much about the packing, though-- anything you forget, you can buy!

Sunshine said...

Overbooked!.. sounds like everybody wants to go with you. I know I do.
May you have good weather, relaxation, fun, and safe travel!!!

Fe-lady said...

Have a great time and take loads of pictures! Don't forget your sunscreen!
(I usually over-pack and don't wear half the stuff I bring...but then I have never been on a cruise, and I know you can get all fancy for dinner and dancing if you choose!)
So glad you are getting away from cld and potholes!

See Zanne Run said...

have a great time!!!

bill carter said...

I'm very excited for you and just a little bit jealous. I have been on one cruise and it was probably 10 years ago, but boy do they spoil you. What are they nuts thinking you might wait until March?? This is Michigan and we'll take the warm stuff NOW!

Marcy said...

I am so j.e.a.l.o.u.s!! HAVE FUN but not too much :P No need to make me more envious than I already am ;-)

jahowie said...

Have a great trip!!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Just catching up. I'm sure you want to wait another month to go. Oh my. This is so exciting. I hope you have a fantastic time. I loved your tri report. You did really great. You are totally making me want to do one. I can handle an INDOOR bike. I think I will look for some and see if I can get the TRI BUG going. :D I have really been enjoying being back in the pool.

Take care and have a fabulous trip!!


Anonymous said...

I hope you are having so much fun right now!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I have trouble packing too, but I tend to take too few things. To be honest, I don't mind shopping when I'm on vacation and it gives me a good excuse!

SWTrigal said...

You have a great time on that cruise!!