Saturday, July 25, 2009

Packing lists

As the A-list bloggers post the adventures of their trip to BlogHer in Chicago, I'll post the adventures of our train trip. Husband and I set off to celebrate our anniversary (25 years!) by ourselves while Amigo was at summer school and La Petite was available to watch the house and feed the bunnies.

There wasn't much space to spare in our roomette on Amtrak, so the carry-on luggage had to be planned well. You can see the camera case (it's tiny), reading material, empty water bottle, drink mixes (for water bottle), lumbar pillow (orange squishy thingie), and address book for postcards, stamps tucked inside cover. In the bag itself are a change of clothes, toiletries, and basic daily medications.

The sweater was a bargain. La Petite talked me into going shopping with her (she twisted my arm, really), and I found this. It's perfect for an airconditioned train; I'll just take it off or unbutton it when the temperatures are higher or when we take outside breaks at stations.

Packing? I'm getting good at this. Actually, the 22-year-old is getting good at it and I let her advise me. These kids of ours; they do grow up, and it's fun to have them around.

There it is, hanging on the wall beside Husband's seat where I could reach it whenever I needed it. The camera moved into my purse for the duration of the trip, but the rest was just right in the duffel.


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Anonymous LoveFeast Table said...

Congrats on 25! That is no small feat!! CA just celebrated 18 and my husband and I 15! It's a good life!

7/25/2009 9:02 AM  
Blogger Kim Kasch said...

Congrats on 25! I'm just a wee-bit ahead of you at 26!

7/25/2009 9:53 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! I've only travelled by train once, with an 18-month-old who had just learned to walk. I think it might be a lot more fun to travel as an anniversary-celebrating couple.

7/25/2009 10:21 PM  

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