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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Down to the Wire

It's been a hectic week as we prepare for our Baltic cruise. I've spent most of the past few days shopping for last minute items and getting some new pants shortened. I've also been playing with my new iPod trying to learn what I can about it so I can use it to hopefully email family while we're away.

I think almost everything is now in the suitcases and we did a preliminary weigh-in. One large bag weighs 45 lbs while the other big bag is weighing in at 40 lbs. Since the airline baggage weight limit is 50 lbs per bag, that gives us a total of 15 lbs to play with. I might move a few items from the heavier bag to the lighter one to even things out but it looks like we'll be safe from paying overage charges.

Along with all the trip "chores" I've been doing, my leisure time has been taken up with "social networking." Yep, I've joined a couple of very popular sites and have been searching for friends and posting tidbits about what's been going on. It isn't that I'm abandoning blogging; it's just that I wanted to try some new things for a change. And I've reconnected with several childhood friends and that's the best part of it all.


Renee said...

I just noticed your trip countdown ticker! wow! Is it really just 3 days. Amazing!

Well no wonder you're trying to get everything packed and trying to pick just the right bags. How many days is the cruise? I should look at your blog, I'm sure all the details are there somewhere. ;)

Well if you don't get back to us before the trip, have a great trip, take lots of pictures.

rosemary said...

Great organization....we are only going to be gone for 4 days and we each have a carry on and a checked bag. Have a super time....looking forward to photos.

Joan said...

Renee: The cruise is a 14-nighter plus a night in London beforehand. There's no laundromat on the ship and their laundry and dry cleaning prices are exhorbitant! And thanks for the well wishes. I'll try and FB while I'm gone.

Rosemary: I always overpack so this is really tough for me. Have a great graduation trip and congrats on your VP election!

Betty said...

Your trip sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read your blogs about it. Have fun!

Linda said...

Sorry I've not been by in awhile though I have been reading! I am sure I would have bought that purple suitcase myself even if I had nothing to go with it as I love purple!

Sounds like you are going to have a fantastic time on your cruise. Got room in any of those suitcases for me? I'm afraid I would definitely put you over your weight limit, though!

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