Monday, May 29, 2006

Packing up

tWhen I go on a trip, I take everything. I am going on the train on Wednesday and I will be gone two weeks. I will have to take clothes for myself and my son. I also have to take my camera, laptop computer, some movies on DVD, music CD's, some tools (in case my mother needs anything fixed while I am at her house). A book to read, rechargeable flashlight, knife, gun, sunglasses, cap, jacket (?), raincoat, umbrella, - you see? The list is just endless. When I go on a trip in my travel trailer, I have most of the stuff I need already packed in there. When I was in law enforcement, I was a hostage negotiator. I had to always be ready to go at a moments notice to a situation that could potentially last DAYS! I always had a ready-bag in my police car, just in case. Maybe that is when I got in this taking-everything-with-me mode. It's a sickness! I am retired but I cannot break this silly habit! I hope the train doesn't have a weight limit on how much you can pack in your car!


squire said...

As we pulled our motorhome(after moving into it fulltime) out of the drive way, my first thought was: Did we forget anything? Then I realized everything we had was with us. I told you I was an idiot.

Heather said...

I tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink too. It drives my husband crazy.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I wish I could pack more, but my space is very limited...Only what can fit into a T-bag is what goes.
We ride double on one bike, so that doesn't leave room for much. We stay away from home from 4 to 6 weeks...needless to say, we travel VERY LIGHT.

Things are about to change...I am going to convert our unused biggest bike to a three wheeler. It has luggage compartments, yipee.
I don't know if I'll be able to talk hubby into riding it, so I may have to take it out myself.