Packing for the Big Trip
Monday, June 07, 2010
My youngest daughter is going to Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, and Germany) this week. We have been talking about and making plans for this for many months. Every day we discuss her clothes, her shoes, her money, her cellphone usage, etc. She is trying to make everything that she needs for 17 days fit in a small rolling suitcase and a totebag-like purse. Yesterday we dealt with toiletries. I was surprised to find how many I had accumulated in sample sizes. Tomorrow or Thursday we will go through her clothes one more time and do the final packing. She is going to have to wear some of her clothes 2-4 times (like jeans). Unfortunately young people wear mostly cotton/denim that won't dry overnight in a hotel room. She will be taking older underwear and socks that she can toss out, thereby making more room in her suitcase for stuff to bring home. Wish me luck with the packing - I will need it.