Its hard to believe that a week from today we will be somewhere up there >destination Italia! The mental prep is going on now. I hate the mental prep. Before this week, we were planning and imagining and dreaming about the adventure. This pre-week mental prep involves getting our affairs in order here before we leave. I paid bills tonight, talked to Verizon about a global plan and stewed about what I will really take with me….the decision about shoes seems to be the biggest hurdle.. they really take up the most room. Also stewing about suitcases…how many suitcases will fit in the car we rented. The Brother-in Law will be easy…he takes a back pack…. I (and He) will be taking a large suitcase and two smaller carry on suitcases…Gena will do the same, I think. It certainly won’t be an alfa romeo as we had first glamorized. Monday, when I actually start putting clothes in the suitcase, I will be conservative *rolling eyes. I know that I will do laundry the way I did laundry last time…in the shower with the clothes on the floor with my feet being the agitator. Gena is bringing laundry detergent. Haven’t decided if I will just take old underwear and throw it away each day the way we did in Ecuador. Mildly concerned about the fire shooting from the ground in Iceland…if we get there, can we get home? Jenny will be checking on the cats every few days…days away from my babies with no Carmen. Justin is doing my hair Friday – something I can style without a hairdryer or at least a motel hair dryer. Not enough European electric adapters to waste on a hair dryer…. Ya…I hate the mental prep.
Until next time…..