I can’t believe tomorrow the 8-Year-Old and I embark on our California Adventure! This is one of the trips I’ve been talking about forever, and then when it finally arrives I’m in shock I’m actually going — click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
Of course I’ve procrastinated, so I’m now frantically packing the night before after my CrossFit Competition weekend. As I pulled out my bag and began to work my light packing magic, I made a few decisions about what I will and will not bringing and why.
I will be bringing my backpack, NOT my suitcase. Unless I’m traveling for more than a week I will always choose a backpack over a roller case. I don’t like to be weighed down by my luggage especially when traveling by air — you guys know how I feel about that! Five days warrants a functional bag, not a re-creation of my closet on the road.
I will be bringing my bathroom in a bag, NOT my makeup. This may show my age but I have ZERO interest in makeup anymore especially when I’m traveling with my son. We are exploring the world, not trying to impress anyone. Instead I brought all my essentials in a small bag like toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, comb and deodorant.
I will be bringing a variety of comfy clothes, NOT pajamas. This may be my own quirk, but I can’t stand pajamas taking up room in my bag. I just bring a variety of comfy clothes that I can wear on the plane, lounge around the hotel or sometimes even on short runs. I’m all about multifunction.
I will be bringing my travel wallet, NOT a purse. Again, my own quirk but I love to travel lean and mean. That means no purse weighing me down. Just a small wallet I can attach to the inside of my bag or on my front jean loop. In it is my ID, credit card, and insurance card. Just the essentials. Oh! and a few business cards in case I strike up a conversation with someone about the blogs.
I will be bringing my camera, NOT my computer. Only kidding! I have to bring my computer!! Rather, I WANT to. I like to work on the plane, look through our photos at the end of the day and share what I can of our trip in real time.
OMG, I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!
I’ll be back with updates as soon as I can!