Monday, April 23, 2007
Today is the Day update:
Well, we are back! Our whole family is BEAT, let me tell you. Downright exhausted. And believe it or not, we didn't squeeze everything we WANTED to into our trip. There never is enough time in the day, is there?
My bumpkin is STILL tired from all the driving, my suitcase is still packed, and my camera card is FULL to capacity. It was good to visit, but it is good to be home. Very good.
While there are bags to be unpacked EVERYWHERE-I think I have to put them off for a day. Andrew has a doctors appointment and our cupboards are bare-like echoing. :-) Not to mention-it is about 80 so I have some laundry to hang on the line.
Here is a tidbit for you travellers out there...actually, two.
1) If you are coming home with MORE than you brought and simply don't have room in your suitcase for more...ROLL your clothes. In fact, you can do this on the way TO, also. Rolling your clothes takes up far less room and so you can fit lots more into your suitcase. I know because I fit an entire trashbag full of extra clothing into the suitcase when we returned home. It may even make for less wrinkling.
2) If you are travelling to a place where you have access to a machine-utilize that! I washed ALL of our clothes except the clothes on our backs before packing the suitcase...and so those clothes that you see in-those are ALL clean and need only to be put away. Sometimes the worst part of a trip is unpacking, but that heavy load can be lessened with just a BIT of preparation.
Take it or leave it, but there it is! ;-)
Now-in order to get these pictures posted but not get far behind on the present day stuff- every time I post, I will be including a present day post AND a selection of photos from our trip. It will be a week before I am entirely caught up. YIKES! Oh well.
I got spoiled with Dad's computer-it works so much faster than mine. I am aging here-and there is much to be done so this is it for today!
I look forward to catching up with everyone this week! Have a great sun-filled day!