Thursday, April 30, 2009

Getting Ready for Vacation

Vacation is fun, but getting ready is not fun. It's so hard to decide what to bring with. I just know I'll forget something and wish I'd thought of bringing it along.

One year my husband forgot his travelers' checks, another year, one of his pairs of glasses.
I forgot the change purse once for the tollway. That was a while ago. Now we use one of those transponders,or whatever they call it, to sail through. I forgot jeans another year.

What about you? Do you hate packing,too? Have you ever forgotten to bring something with on vacation? Please share.

5 comments:

  1. Not so bad about forgetting stuff when packing. But when I was a young man running my own business I got punished by the amount of work I had to do two weeks before leaving for a one week vacation, and it took 2 or 3 weeks of intensive work to catch up on everything when I got back. Plus I'd be thinking about all I had to do when I got back all during the vacation, which sucked.

    Much better now that I'm retired - a lot easier to "be here now" and enjoy the moment.

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  2. My husband packs in about two minutes. It takes me about two days and then, when we start out, I can't relax until I remember at least one thing I forgot! It's usually something I don't really need or can buy when I get to where ever it is I’m going, so I sigh with relief and allow myself to slide into vacation mode. Hope you remember everything and have a great vacation.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton
    http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm so anal with checklists that it's rare I forget something.

    I enjoy packing - it's the return that I dread! Once unpacked, I cringe at all things I need to catch up on after being gone for a few days.

    L. Diane Wolfe
    www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
    www.spunkonastick.net
    www.thecircleoffriends.net

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  4. We haven't gone on vacation is so long I've forgotten how time consuming it can be to get ready!

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  5. We travel to the Outer Banks of NC every year and packing is a chore and a half. We take not only clothing, but food and beach stuff, so it takes me days.

    I once forgot my pajamas, but since I pack myself and the two girls plus all the food and beach stuff, while my hubby only packs himself, I don't feel too bad about that.

    And Diane, I agree, unpacking is so much worse. All that work and nothing to look forward to.

    Cheryl

    http://www.thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/

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