Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Packing Success!

Can you believe this is all I'm taking on a four-day trip?

Compare mutant toy poodle to tell the scale of my bags

All my life, I have not been skilled in the art of packing.  (I need lots of back-up clothing options, you see, which equals a lot of stuff.)

But determined not to pay to check a bag (totally ridic), I resolved to fit it all into one carry-on and one personal item.  (And I told J he better do the same!)

And I did!

We are leaving the house at 5:30 am (!) tomorrow morning for a wedding in Michigan.

I packed:
2 wrap dresses for dinners Thursday and Friday
1 cocktail dress for the wedding Saturday
1 casual dress for brunch Sunday
1 white skirt
1 pair of white jeans
4 tops (there should be 2 extra)
1 jean jacket in case it gets cold
2 pairs of heels
1 pair of ballet flats
1 pair of flip-flops
+ jewelry, toiletries, hair straightener, et al.

I am finally a packing success! (I rolled everything reallly tightly.  I'm crossing my fingers I can get it all back in later!)

I'm excited - J booked his ticket on points and gets first class on the way there. Guess who gets the seat on the longer leg of the flight?  Ooh ooh!

I've never been to Michigan.  We'll be in a small town outside of Detroit, and I'm expecting it to be really beautiful there. They've reserved bikes at the hotel, so I think that's what I'll be doing while J golfs Friday.

Have a great weekend, blog friends!


Mrs. Dontje said...

i live in michigan and love it! hope you have a great time!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Good for you! Way to stick it to those airlines and their fees :).

Kelly said...

Sounds lovely!

(And what a cute mutant poodle!)


Karisa Tells All said...

I'm usually okay at packing light, but then I can never get my suitcase closed on the way home! Hope you have fun!

Kristin said...

I hope you had a blast! My mama grew up a little outside of Detroit. I haven't been back in a few years...but it is lovely!