Summer PlansMay 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Other | 15 Comments
Tags: summer, traveling
You know I’m traveling by plane when I…
… buy Big Red gum.
I realize this would probably makes sense to no one besides my immediate family who has traveled with me before. My ears go through some pretty intense pain when taking off and landing (I’ve heard it called airplane ear before), so I chew Big Red gum during both times since it’s the most “chewy” gum I know of. I actually haven’t had Big Red in 7 years – the last time I flew somewhere. I also drink water and take Sudafed to prevent the pain, and it seemed to work well the last time I flew.
… measure my one and only duffle bag to see if it fits the carry-on requirements.
I was 4 inches under! Let’s just say I’m totally curious as to how I’m ever going to fit a week’s worth of packing in this thing.
… try to stuff as many 3oz bottles as I can into a quart-sized bag.
The bag on the right fit the most bottles in case you were curious.
Trust me, there will be even more stuffed in here in a week.
… buy a non-electric toothbrush and holders, and disposable razors.
SO sad that electric toothbrushes aren’t travel-friendly. I’m obsessed with mine!
So the real question… where am I going?
One week from today I’m heading to Alabama for a week to visit Matt. Never actually thought I’d ever say I was going to Alabama, but life can throw some unexpected (and very good) plans at you sometimes. I’ll be taking the week off from blogging during that time, so no need to call the police or anything if I’m MIA starting next week.
I haven’t flown in 7 years, and that was with my family, so of course I didn’t pay any attention whatsoever to what we were doing. Therefore, I’m a little nervous about flying, especially with a layover in Memphis, but I have a good friend dropping me off at the airport who I know wouldn’t leave me until I knew what I was comfortable with the whole airport situation.
I’m the type of person who starts packing and preparing WAY ahead of time, so of course with flying in the mix, I wanted to get started early.
Do you have any tips for flying?
My other plans for this summer aren’t nearly as interesting. I’ll be taking 2 summer classes (a Comm Arts class and an Ed Psych class – both are 4 weeks long), and I’m still teaching 3 yoga classes a week. Of course, if it ever warms up, I’ll be laying out in the sun and just enjoying getting outside!
What are your summer plans?