Traveling Lighter the Next Time
By this time on Saturday, I will will have been in the air traveling for more than an hour. I leave Seattle around noon, and will arrive in Tampa by nearly midnight, with a short layover and plane change. In the meantime, this week is going to be spent preparing for it.
I still have not unpacked everything from my last trip, with my being ill. It has really kicked my butt these past 12 days I have been home. However, being packed does not prevent me from having to unpack or pack again.
I will NOT under any circumstance, take what I did with me again. You will see (from the photo) what I went back to Seattle with. Just my shoes alone, because I have big feet, are bulky and heavy. I did not wear but two pair, and my sandals. This time, I will have one pair for work, and my sandals for all others. That will be all for shoes. I will take one pair of black pants for work. I will take a grey pair in case of an emergency. There will be three blouses for work. Other than that, what I am wearing on the plane to travel, and an extra shirt, five pair of underwear and socks, and pajamas and slippers, should be ALL I need. Toiletry bag is light, as they have shampoo and soap, and hotels usually have hair dryers.
When I arrived, I did not have the red rolling bag, and I used a heavy, soft leather bag/brief case instead of the black bag showing. I checked the grey bag and carried the zebra bag and the leather briefcase on the plane with me when I left. When I made the trip home, I checked the grey and zebra bags, and the red bag held two computers, paperwork, one day/night of clothing, and toiletries and my travel blanket I carry on the plane. I packed everything up the morning before I actually left Dallas.
I should be able to get all I need into one bag to check and have a small bag to bring on the plane. My only concern is the electronic equipment. I do not want to put it in my suitcase to check, so I might carry the red one on the plane with me, and not check anything through. I will have to see what I can do.
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Image Credit » Photograph is my own.