I’m leaving for Colorado today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I am just a little excited. But before I am able to get on the plane, I’ve got to take care of some stuff. First thing on the list? Packing.
I am horrible at packing. I would venture to say that I am the worst packer ever. And you would think that I would have gotten the hang of it by now! Greg and I go on trips quite often- and fly several times each year. Yet, I still manage to suck at the whole packing thing. To my credit- I have managed to just bring a carry-on bag nearly every time we go to Boston.
Packing for a trip that will most likely involve a lot of hiking is the worst. And typically, every vacation that we take has a lot of outdoor adventure (hiking, biking, etc.) involved. You have to consider what you’ll be wearing each day… hiking apparel (including hiking shoes), jackets, backpacks, etc…. And then you also have to think about what to wear for the rest of the day/night. So that’s at least two outfits per day, plus whatever you’re going to sleep in. For this particular trip- I’ll need all of those things PLUS workout clothes for the morning boot camps. I also plan to practice Bodypump on Friday morning (with whatever equipment they’ve got) in the hotel gym, so that I can stay fresh with the choreography.
I always, always make a packing list:
If I actually stuck to packing just what was on the list, I’d be fine! But I generally end up bringing 2-3 times the amount of clothing that I actually end up wearing. The problem is, I have no idea today what I’ll feel like wearing on Sunday- I need options! I’m not a fashionista – FAR from it in fact, but I do like to choose what I’m going to wear about 5 minutes before I get dressed. As much of a crazy planner as I am- I just don’t like to plan ahead in that way.
I typically always bring a ton of snacks and breakfast things, but I’m actually bring NO food this time. Well, except for a maybe a few snacks for the plane ride out.
Since we’ll be staying right by a Whole Foods, I can stock up on a few items there. Plus, I’m thinking that we’re going to be getting a ton of goodies in the swag bags from Blend- so I won’t be a shortage for granola or bars.
And I always bring my own sweetener… in case I need it.
I also always leave a note for our friend that watches our house and dogs while we’re gone. We have a really sweet deal worked out with a friend Justin who stays here when we go away, and in return, we take his dog in when he’s out of town. It saves us both a LOT of money. He likes house-sitting for us, and it’s much easier to not have to pack up all of your dogs’ stuff too when you’re already packing up everything for yourself. Justin’s stayed at our house so many times that he knows where everything is and all of our dogs’ quirks, but I always leave him a note anyway.
For now, I’ve got a plane to catch! See you in Colorado.
Are you good at packing? Tell me your secret if you are!