Friday, February 29, 2008

Packing Dilemma

The problem with packing is that you don't want to pack too much, and you definitely don't want to pack too little.

I am definitely dealing with this problem right now. I can pack light, don't get me wrong...I have done it before, and I can do it again. But this time...things are a little different. Normally when I go on a trip, I know that wherever I go there will be a Wal-Mart down the road in case I need anything. I don't think that backup plan is going to work this time, because as far as I know...there isn't a Wal-Mart down the road from the mountain we're staying on in Zacapa, Guatemala.

We have been given a packing list that seems longer than the U.S. Constitution, yet expected to keep our suitcase under 49 lbs.


Lots of things to keep in consideration.

Despite the fact that I am going through this major packing dilemma, I can't help but smile to think that I will be in Guatemala tomorrow. It all seems very surreal. I have heard that this trip is going to be a life changing experience, and I am fully expecting it to be just that.

Now, I am off to master the skill of packing!


Nate said...

Last year, I went to China for two weeks. I packed everything into my carry-on bag. That way I didn't have to check (i.e. Risk losing in around-the-world-flights) my luggage. I definitely felt like the master.

Jonathan Zajas said...

You seem to have mastered it already, mrs. 20 lbs. Now we'll see if I can beat that.

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