All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go
I'm borrowing the first two lines of John Denver's song, "Leaving on a Jet Plane" as my husband and I get ready to leave for Hilton Head today. There is so much anticipation and planning that I love about heading to a new destination.
First, I have to figure out what my activities will be for the duration of our visit and match that to the weather forecast. That way, I know what type of clothes I need to pack. Based on the current extended forecast, I will need golf clothes, walking/biking clothes, swimsuits, and a few outfits for the two or three times we go out to dinner. Even though it will be beautiful where I live this next week, I am so excited about being outdoors from morning until evening.
Then, the most important things I pack are books and entertainment. I read on Katie's blog yesterday how she felt so "plugged in", even while traveling. I will be the same. I am taking two Kindles, my original because it is perfect for reading outside and my Kindle Fire because I love the way the it feels and reads while indoors. I have many books already loaded on my kindle, and those are books I think my husband might want to read as wellso we can share books. I also have my iPod for walking and biking, and finally, my iPad for staying in touch with the world.
My husband loaded the car while I was at work this morning, but he complained about how heavy my suitcase was - I couldn't help wondering how we have been married for 27 years, and he still doesn't realize my suitcase would be full of books. :)
So we're on the road now, headed for great beaches to walk on, wonderful seafood to eat, many outdoor past times to pursue, and an opportunity to unwind, relax, and recharge my batteries.
My bags are packed, and I am officially on my way!
**composing this in the southern hills of Ohio - here's hoping it looks right on the blog. **