05.05.2011 41 °F
I love traveling. I enjoy going new places, meeting new people, learning - I love it all. What I hate more than anything, is packing. For some people, they hate un-packing and washing all the dirty clothes, but honestly I don't mind that. Since we have a 40lb weight limit on our bags and will be carrying everything on our backs, I think this trip might be more challenging to pack for than any other I have done. I need to leave enough room for souvenirs, but at the same time don't want to get half-way there and wish for warmer/cooler clothes. I understand the whole "less is more" concept in theory and that I can always buy things along the way but because this is a budget trip, the less we spend on clothing, the more we have for fun.
We leave in exactly one week from today and for the short-term, I am avoiding packing. We have two file boxes filled with things we bought specifically for the trip like sleep sacks, batteries & memory cards for the camera, baggage locks, etc. so that half is done. It is just the clothes and personal items, which is the part I hate most. Today marks the end of school for Nate and work for me, so starting tomorrow we are on a three month vacation. It is kind of exciting to say that...three month vacation...but sometime in the next week, I guess I have to give in and just pack.