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!

3 comments:

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.