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Ack! Where did the time go?

August 13, 2010

Two weeks to go, and it crept up on me way too quick. I’ve prepaid our gratuities, arranged for airport parking in Syracuse, ensured that someone will get me to the airport for my flight back to Richmond, ordered some rain gear, have started downloading CDs, bought Bonine and Sea-bands, and started thinking about all the first-aid things Mom may need.

The top thing on my to-do this weekend is a pre-pack. This is a big deal, since I never pack until the night before. Even so, I’m better than Charlie, who’s usually doing laundry the night before and packs in the early morning hours before we leave. However, I’m attempting to use just a 21″ carry-on, so I need to see if it can be done!

I may wait to buy a fleece jacket in Alaska, since I’ve heard they’re plentiful, to avoid packing one. There’s something not right about pulling out my winter clothes for turtlenecks and fleece when it’s routinely hitting 100 degrees.

Here’s a good place to mention cruise critic, a great resource for cruise information. You can find answers to just about any question on their message boards. Though, like any message board, you need to filter through the cranky folks, the know-it-alls, and the airheads. Also, be careful about taking some of the packing lists at face value: some of these people bring everything but the kitchen sink, and act as though you won’t survive seven days without an over-the-door shoe organizer.

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