Soon, we will be leaving for Ecuador! There's so much to do to prepare. First of all, of course, is packing and more packing.
I would like to consider myself a light packer. And, in fact, I did travel for 21 days throughout France and Switzerland with only a carryon bag and a shoulder bag. But, lately, my packing has tended to take on more of a "what if" hue. What if the weather turns cold? What if it's hot? What if I find the cutest outfit to buy there and the only shoes in the world that can accompany it are the silver and rhinestone pumps that are in my closet? Obviously, I must get this tendency under control, else I will fill the entire cargo area of the plane with my junk!
And then there is the toiletry dilemma. I don't want to pack all of the creams, serums, hair care products and makeup that lurk in my bathroom. But, there WILL be a lot of photography going on and I wouldn't want to make anyone scream in horror at my au naturale look.
Lastly, of course, is preparing for the hours of traveling, waiting, and other nonproductive occasions throughout the month there. First, I'll need my knitting and then another craft in case I tire of that (or break my hand...it could happen!). Then, an electronic gadget for recording my experiences, reading, game playing, etcetera. Then, a camera, natch. Also, actual old fashioned reading and writing materials in case the electronic ones fail me. And on and on and on.
Maybe I really can fit the kitchen sink in my baggage...
I'm a Certified Massage Therapist, a book lover, a happy wife, a teacher, and a fiber arts specialist. Oh, and I may be moving to Ecuador!