Just a couple more days to go before we leave on the Mystery Vacation™, so it’s time to start organizing what goes into my aqua blue backpack. This is all the stuff that I want to keep secure, or want to use on the plane, or for things I do not want to have to dig through my clothes to find.
Although it looks like a lot of stuff laid out there, I doubt it will even fill the bag half-way, leaving room for some of our travel snacks (we will divide them among the four of us) and possibly souvenirs on our way home. It’s not very heavy either.
Here’s what’s going into my backpack:
- Laptop and case
- Journal & pen
- Camera & case
- Assorted chargers
- Toiletries, toothbrush, comb and medicine
- Sleep mask (earplugs will go in as well)
- My jacket (it folds down to almost nothing)
- Some snacks
Other than the sleep mask and earplugs, Brett and the girls’ backpacks will carry similar items, although the girls will add school-related items – they plan to get some work done on the long flight over to the mainland and back, and hopefully will be able to get some reading done when we’re in our room each evening. I thought about bringing along my purse, but finally decided against it. It’s just one extra thing to keep track of.
Much of what’s in the bag will be unpacked into our room when we arrive, and the bag will be lightweight and easy to carry around at our destination, leaving my hands free for picture taking and other activities.
Each of us will be taking a carry-on for our clothes – we all like to keep it as simple as possible when we travel. I’m almost finished packing my carry-on; the warm clothes I’ll need at our destination are not what I wear here. Brett and the girls will pack tonight and tomorrow, and we’ll be on our way early Wednesday morning.
All will be revealed tomorrow!