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  • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
    I've figured out all my "non clothing" items, but I've only decided on 3 shirts so far.
    And I can't decide how many bottoms to take...
    And shoes...omg
    My first attempt at traveling light was 8 days in Paris with only a carry on worth of stuff. I think I brought only 2 pair of shoes, one casual sandal that could work with a dress and one very comfortable leather mary jane style flats. I didn't think it was possible, when hubby suggested it, but it really can work if you consider combinations of tops and bottoms that work together.




    Originally posted by winencandy View Post
    Hmmm, I've read of this practice...but I don't know...does anyone actually DO it??
    10 pairs of underwear doesn't take THAT much space...!
    Um, yeah, I've done this lots of times! No big deal. And not just with undies, but also shirts/pants/dresses of lightweight "travel" fabrics, like stuff from Columbia, Patagonia, Lole, Ex Officio and so on. Stuff that dries fast and doesn't need ironing, or the wrinkles just fall out once you put the stuff on.
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    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
      My first attempt at traveling light was 8 days in Paris with only a carry on worth of stuff. I think I brought only 2 pair of shoes, one casual sandal that could work with a dress and one very comfortable leather mary jane style flats. I didn't think it was possible, when hubby suggested it, but it really can work if you consider combinations of tops and bottoms that work together.
      I like the concept, truly I do...I shall try to pack lighter than I usually do, but I don't think I'm ready for carry on only. Yet.

      Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
      Um, yeah, I've done this lots of times! No big deal. And not just with undies, but also shirts/pants/dresses of lightweight "travel" fabrics, like stuff from Columbia, Patagonia, Lole, Ex Officio and so on. Stuff that dries fast and doesn't need ironing, or the wrinkles just fall out once you put the stuff on.
      Maybe I'll have to do a "practice run" at home - kinda like Sabine's limited wardrobe...maybe...
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      • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
        Easy teaching day again today.


        The other afternoon, I kept track of how many times I went up and down the stairs while doing laundry.
        Guess how many steps??

        344!

        And I thought I didn't "do" anything that day.
        (I should do more laundry)
        Good practice for La Tour Eiffel, I believe there are 700 steps to the second platform there. Keep up the good work!
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        Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

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        • Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
          Good practice for La Tour Eiffel, I believe there are 700 steps to the second platform there. Keep up the good work!
          700??
          Yikes!
          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
          "Moderation sucks." Suse
          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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          • Seen on a Facebook post:

            "Tired of going to see Specialist and doctors who get paid so much money to tell me that there is nothing there and that I shouldn't be feeling any pain!!! I wish that these specialist would feel what it's like to have this pain so they would know what's it like!!! I have had Kidney stones for 20years now and been to several specialists and still no one knows what is going on. Until you do find out, don't act like there is nothing wrong!!!!!"

            And someone's reply: "Have you told them your diet is garbage? Maybe they should look into that first..."

            I LMAO!!
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            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
            "Moderation sucks." Suse
            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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            • Taught again today! That's 4 days in a row! Another easy day.

              It's Friday and I did NOT want wine!
              I didn't even think about it...
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              I'm on my Mac again. I spend every evening online. I really need to change this. There are SO many things I want/should/need to do instead of sitting on my wicked wicked bumper every evening. I have all these ideas, but I never seem to DO anything with them...
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
                Good practice for La Tour Eiffel, I believe there are 700 steps to the second platform there. Keep up the good work!
                Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                700??
                Yikes!
                Ahh, but the views are incredible, and it takes about as long to climb the stairs as it does to wait in the line for the elevator...so don't fret, it will be a wonderfully primal experience!!!
                Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                • Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
                  Ahh, but the views are incredible, and it takes about as long to climb the stairs as it does to wait in the line for the elevator...so don't fret, it will be a wonderfully primal experience!!!
                  I can't wait!!
                  "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                  "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                  "Moderation sucks." Suse
                  "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                  "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                  • Saturday
                    I went into London today, Novack's (an awesome, unique camping/travel/outdoors store) is closing tomorrow I HAD to go one more time. I bought some packing cubes, a silk pillowcase, some travel slippers (think really thin watershoes - kinda) and an orange Marmet t-shirt. (in total, I spent over $100) Then I stopped at the mall and it was sidewalk sales! I bought a few things. I was home by 3.

                    We are taking Surfer Son to the airport EARLY tomorrow morning. His flight to Peru leaves at 9:30 am and we live 2.5 hours from the airport...do the math...yeah, I'm going to bed REALLY soon!
                    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                    "Moderation sucks." Suse
                    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                    • Nice shopping finds! I love those sorts of stores. Great clothes for traveling. Typically rather expensive, so I try to wait for the big sales, unless there's something I really need.

                      Safe driving in the morning. I can't remember, is Surfer son's trip just for vacation, or is this part of a program or something else like that?
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                      • Home!

                        We left at 4:30 this morning, picking up the Girlfriend on the way. Hit terrible driving conditions around Kitchener - wind, snow, ice. It cleared up as we got close to the airport, about 7am. Surfer Son met his friends, they checked in ($125 fee for the surfboard!) and said their goodbyes and we left the airport at 9am. We hit the same horrible conditions on the way back. We finally arrived home at 11:45.

                        It's going to be a slow day today.

                        Greensprout: This is a "fun" trip. 72 days of surfing, backpacking, camping, hosteling, and exploring Peru.
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                        "Moderation sucks." Suse
                        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                        • So you're finally getting a taste of winter? . About time.

                          That sounds like a great trip for Surfer son. My #1 is planning on a month in Europe after graduation. Belgium, Germany and maybe Switzerland? Hostels and Eurorail passes. I'm a little nervous about it, but what a great experience it could be. As long as he earns and saves the cash, I'll support the idea. At one point there was a gang planning to go, but now I think it's just him and one buddy. He's also looking at working and doing some other world travel next year rather than start university right away. Not a bad idea, either.
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                          • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                            So you're finally getting a taste of winter? . About time.
                            It was -13 C today! Not fun. But I hear it's even colder for you.

                            Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                            That sounds like a great trip for Surfer son. My #1 is planning on a month in Europe after graduation. Belgium, Germany and maybe Switzerland? Hostels and Eurorail passes. I'm a little nervous about it, but what a great experience it could be. As long as he earns and saves the cash, I'll support the idea. At one point there was a gang planning to go, but now I think it's just him and one buddy. He's also looking at working and doing some other world travel next year rather than start university right away. Not a bad idea, either.
                            I understand about the nervousness It's good that he's going with someone else. (Much easier on the parents )
                            I think, for some kids work and travel before university is a very good idea. Maybe Surfer Son should have done that instead of his year at college? But then he wouldn't have met the guys he's traveling with and probably wouldn't have gone...
                            "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                            "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                            "Moderation sucks." Suse
                            "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                            "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                            • Surfer Son's Girlfriend texted me at 7:30 am to tell me the surfers made it to the hostel last night at 11:30 with all their things.
                              He messaged me around noon apologizing for taking so long to let me know they got there safe. I told him his Girlfriend told me early. He sent me a photo. Nice. He said it was crazy there, but they were finding out a lot of good info.

                              I spent some time removing the MOUNTAIN of dirty laundry from his bedroom. I've started on it, but it's going to take a while...

                              I had band practice tonight. It was so cold, I debated staying home, but I went. And enjoyed myself.

                              I have 1st Aid re-certification tomorrow in London.
                              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                              "Moderation sucks." Suse
                              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                              • Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                                I understand about the nervousness It's good that he's going with someone else. (Much easier on the parents )
                                I think, for some kids work and travel before university is a very good idea. Maybe Surfer Son should have done that instead of his year at college? But then he wouldn't have met the guys he's traveling with and probably wouldn't have gone...
                                True, but I suppose we need to let them go and live life eventually. I left home at 17 and never went back. Granted that was school and military, but still very young.

                                Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                                Surfer Son's Girlfriend texted me at 7:30 am to tell me the surfers made it to the hostel last night at 11:30 with all their things.
                                He messaged me around noon apologizing for taking so long to let me know they got there safe.
                                Peace of mind is a good thing.
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                                Originally posted by winencandy View Post
                                It was so cold, I debated staying home
                                Seriously? At -13?? Sorry girl, no sympathy here. We have -43.
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