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All too easy [Jul. 30th, 2006|03:01 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |bouncyEngland!!!]

I must be forgetting something.

We're packed up, ready to go. The housesitter is arranged, the kitchen is clean, the laundry is done, the lawn is mowed and all necessary arrangements completed. Even the trash is taken out, to be put on the curb Wednesday evening by the housesitter.

Because the zipper on my rolling suitcase is about to give up the ghost, I packed everything into two small bags. I will probably check one, but I could readily carry both onto the plane - this will make things much easier when we have to schlep them on trains and such. I have three pairs of shoes, two pairs of shorts, two pairs of long pants, two skirts, and assorted tops to mix-and-match. I have undergarments, a swimsuit, jammies. I have toiletries and medicines. I even have an umbrella. I don't have a jacket, because temps in the 60s, as they have been in the evening, are pleasant to my Alaska-trained blood. (I do have a cardigan, though, just in case.) I have a couple books, and the expectation of buying others in England. Ferrett has the travel books, and the computer, and the universal adapter, and the folder with all the contact information we need.

Surely it cannot be this simple. I must be forgetting some vital, imperative item.

But even if I am, we are flying out of here in just a few hours. I'm so excited I can hardly bear it!
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[User Picture]From: roninspoon
2006-07-30 07:15 pm (UTC)
Passport? Cause you'll need that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:21 pm (UTC)
Both packed in my purse.
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[User Picture]From: roninspoon
2006-07-30 07:25 pm (UTC)
Then you've got everything you really need.
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[User Picture]From: cleobourne
2006-07-30 07:18 pm (UTC)
You are going to have so much fun!
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[User Picture]From: hhw
2006-07-30 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm going to London for a week next week and hope to be as organized as this by then...

bon voyage!
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[User Picture]From: golden_d
2006-07-30 07:28 pm (UTC)
I marvel at the small amount of clothes you're taking, but then I'm a clotheshorse. Have a great trip!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:39 pm (UTC)
Since we are not staying in any one place more than 3 to 5 days, it is really silly to take much more! I'd rather travel light than have a huge amount of stuff to drag about.
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2006-07-30 07:35 pm (UTC)
This packing list might be fun to play around with. But as long as you have your passports and all necessary medicines, you can always buy anything you forgot.

By the way, if you haven't thought of it, I always carry an emergency medicine pack on the plane. Aspirin, sinus medicine (in case you get stuffy on board, cause that can hurt), gum, and upset-tummy medicine (cause that is miserable) go in there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:44 pm (UTC)
The list made me feel quite good about what we have packed! And I always carry allergy meds, cold meds, Advil, etc., on the plane with me.

I'm so excited about seeing you, too! I can barely get my head around England at the moment, but then Germany, too! Squee!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2006-07-30 09:48 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I'm just as excited about meeting you both, and I hope you have (or, more likely, had, since you'll probably have left before you read this) a fantastic trip!
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2006-07-30 07:40 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you've got all the critical stuff. There might be one or two things that might've been nice, but not needed for y'all to have a GREAT trip.

And I hope you do!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:46 pm (UTC)
I am feeling very good about the trip. It should be much fun!
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2006-07-30 07:58 pm (UTC)
My fingers are crossed for you both. You've definitely earned a great trip together.
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2006-07-30 07:41 pm (UTC)
Have a great time!

I've been routinely doing ten day trips to the UK with nothing but a 22x14x9 roll-aboard (that had room inside for my pillow) and a shoulder bag for several years now. You really don't need more stuff, and you are making a very smart decision by minimizing what you have to haul.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:54 pm (UTC)
I have always been of the minimalist packing point of view. Particularly when a lot of schlepping is involved.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2006-07-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful time. Be safe. I mentioned Stonehenge and Avebury in comments to theferrett's entry.

Also, the Harry Potter books are different over there. I was reading the (at the time) latest one as I was riding around on the trains, etc. It was a different way to take in the "accents" of the place.

Enjoy. You deserve the rest. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-30 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to it all! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: missysedai
2006-07-30 09:16 pm (UTC)
Safe journey!
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[User Picture]From: cleobourne
2006-07-30 11:05 pm (UTC)
You know one thing I really appricated were the older folks out there. How they dressed and just took thier time with everything. I took several pictures because I'm a geek like that.
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2006-07-31 04:37 am (UTC)
Hope you have a fantabulous time. :)

Gessi
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[User Picture]From: pachamama
2006-07-31 09:16 am (UTC)

Enjoy!

Have a fantastic time! My favourite London things are walking across the Millenium Bridge from St Paul's, checking out The Globe, seeing the exhibits and then having a glass of wine in the cafe on top of the Tate Modern, and then strolling along the south bank to the London Eye. The ferry to Greenwich which leaves from Westminster Pier (next the Houses of Parliament) is worthwhile, too. And if you want something off teh beaten track, take a train from Liverpool Street Station to Colchester and see the castle, Roman Wall, etc -- and give me a shout for a personalised tour! melanie at essex dot ac dot uk
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