I'm on a roll in the advice giving department so I'm going to keep going and pass along another hard-earned tip. This time the topic is clothing and the secret that I am about to share with you is HUGE . It might just save you money and months of psychic distress. The topic is travel clothing and the secret is... Pack the clothes that you like to wear. I know, I know, this may seem like the most obvious advice ever, kind of along the lines of Save Money, Live Better or Drink Water, Be Less Thirsty. But preparing for a long trip alters your brain. You get excited and in America, getting excited makes you want to buy things. Things like special anti-microbial underwear . And jackets that stuff into little pouches. And moderately ugly but extremely comfortable walking shoes . So you start your trip with your new purchases and with some durable, casual clothing that you feel will hold up to the rigorous experience of being washed in someone else's washing machine.
I am so enjoying your trip...your posts often bring back memories of many summers when a friend and I hit the road each in my van as the school year ended, traveling until it was time for school to resume in early fall. When I read of your thoughts and activities I often laugh or nod my head in understanding. The feeling of living at your own pace, day to day is unbelieveable. Steve recorded some great "traveling tapes" for me during that time and I still relive the feeling when I hear those songs.ReplyDelete
Take care....... (Kim's mom)
I love Plaskett Creek!ReplyDelete
@Laurie - Thanks for following along! That's so fantastic that you and your friend took those trips! And pretty sweet that Steve made traveling tapes for you. It's amazing how much music is tied to memory.ReplyDelete
@Rachel - Yeah, Plaskett Creek was beautiful. Our campsite was under a huge old tree. Just perfect.