As I prepare for my next trip, packing is on my mind. I hate to overpack, and yet I hate to think that I will need something that I’ve left behind. The worst, though, is getting home and unpacking those things I never even considered wearing. Why did I bring them?
We’re heading to England and Scotland where the weather can instantly turn into a chilled rain. Yes, right now the weather forecast seems perfect, hovering around the sunny 70s (F) or 20s (C), but I should take a few fleeces and long pants just to be sure, don’t you think? An umbrella is a must, along with my raincoat. Does it ever really stay sunny for any length of time in Great Britain?
We’re traveling by car, which for packing purposes is quite dangerous. I don’t have to haul all my stuff on my back, just chuck it in the back of the car. I can take my own pillow, a blanket, some board games, my tripod….See how easy it is to get carried away?
I definitely have to agree with Rick Steve’s quotes, travel light and with an open mind. I’ll try. Really, I will. But, doesn’t playing Settlers of Catan just sound perfect while the rain pelts against the window pane? Just a couple of games then.
We don’t have much of a plan, except for a sketchy itinerary with a few must-sees along the way. We do like to keep it open in case something comes up that we weren’t expecting. We’re only spending a couple of days in London, and then we’re heading up to the Lake District, Glasgow and Inverness, and on back down. We want to relax, find some out-of-the-way things to do, and of course lots of good food.
I’d love it if you tell me some places that you think we should go or better yet things we should do! I’m all about experiencing the place, not just looking at it. I was reading one blog and her brother wanted to drink a pint on Hadrian’s Wall, which he did. I am so going to do it, too!
If you’ve got some good ideas for me, please leave a comment. Maybe I won’t have to bring those board games after all!
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