Each time I plan a trip, I make a list of things I need and want to wear including the shoes, jewelry, wrap/ sweater and it all seems to work out so well on paper. Then, I start with my biggest suitcase and put my new sleepwear and personal garments in a special zipper bag. I put the shoes on my list in plastic and place them in the bag. The five special gowns/dresses with a matching wrap and the jewelry to go with each. That will take care of the five dress up nights including New Years Eve. So now I am thinking about morning and afternoon casual wear in addition to a few bathing suits, a cover up, flip flops, a straw hat, sunglasses and lotion to get that great Caribbean tan. In a blink of an eye I am now filling a smaller suitcase and adding my ( just in case) clothes, In case I eat too much and the waistband doesn’t close and the zipper won’t zip, in case the weather is not right for what I planned to wear and so on. Plus I have to add all my cosmetics, brush, pills, vitamins and first aid items (that you never want to buy on a ship or in a port). The prices will astound you.
It is a good thing that I have mailed all my presents up North so there is plenty of room or so I thought now that my room has one huge suitcase and one big suitcase and a carry-on type bag for my camera, snacks (for the bus ride) and last minute items. The departure is not for another five days, but I am ready and I am promising myself this is it. It is only a seven day trip from start to finish.
Let’s see if I wear everything. I promise to tell the truth. Do you think I will?
Current Mood: Mischievous