I've traveled quite a bit in my life, with my parents of course, with my husband, with the rest of the family, with friends, with my students, and on. This year I've traveled four times since the middle of May, only one road trip. Coming Saturday will be the next air trip, to Captiva Island with both my son's and my daughter's families. My nephew and his partner live in the Ft. Myers area and we will see them too, with a few other extended family members coming in for at least a day or two. My SLICES of life today have to do with the preparation, the planning, the insistent voice in my head that asks endless questions before time to go.
|It looks like this:|
It goes like this:
What do I need to do ahead of time? Notify people, like the credit company about travel, like holding the mail and the dairy delivery. Instead of that (still time), I pruned the roses today.
I need to bring up the large piece of luggage-beach towels and a kite, swim wear and ocean toys will take more room. Instead-I wrote a poem for someone, mailed it and my book giveaway today. I read most of the afternoon.
|No, this is not my luggage, but fun to imagine the stories within them!|
I need to be sure all the bills are paid. Instead I finished a blog post yesterday, and vacuumed with my new vacuum.
I really need to make a list of all the clothes and accessories. What jewelry? Get out the sunscreen, lotion, insect 'after-bite', toiletry kit. What sandals shall I take-what will take the least room? Where are my straw hats? What did we really need last year (we're renting the same house)? Instead, I went to the store to buy groceries because a friend is coming to lunch tomorrow.
I need to decide with my daughter if we are having a car pick us up or are they driving? My car is too small to handle all of us. It's too late now, but I'm sure she has it planned. I know we'll be at the airport on time.
|Our Denver Airport.|
Just wondering if all of you think like this as you prepare for big, or even little, trips. My mind is a whirl, full of so many parts to cover that I'm ignoring them. I know, I know I'll get started soon. And we'll soon be there, where we want to be!