April 16, 2012 by Amie M
Today is the day! The Man and I are off on our adventure. This weekend proved to be no easy feat. We had a show for his band Friday night, errands for the trip Saturday, a friend’s surprise birthday party Saturday night, spent the night, rushed home to our little princess, and packed. We’ve been good to go since 4 p.m. yesterday. Let’s hit the road, Jack!
So what we eventually settled on packing for me are:
Sleeping bag, headlamp, travel pillow, desert pants that roll up for on the trail, warm flannel pj pants, t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, nicer t-shirt, lots of comfortable underwear (can’t believe I’m showing my panties on the internet!), three pairs of socks, sports bra, two facecloths, all the meds (altitude sickness, travel sickness, advil, antihistamines, Gravol Ginger, Imodium, Gastrolyte, and more!), then eye care. For food and in the daypack, eventually, I have a selection of Clif Bars, a Luna bar, and a Halo Smores Bar, water purification tablets, the water bladder, first aid kit, deet, hand sanitizer, sunscreen. For toiletries I weeded things down to collapsable hair brush, polysporin, foundation, blush, mascara and respective brushes, then shampoo and soap. I am wearing a cardigan, tank top, and nice shirt with skinny jeans and hiking shoes on the plane. I am also having my lightweight summer jacket on me, but packing my windbreaker and poncho. Also bringing a pair of flats for off trail, and those oh so important travel documents! This all fit wonderfully in my weekend pack, and a little bit of overflow in my daypack.
The Man had less to pack, but his camera is much heavier:
Sleeping bag, headlamp, travel pillow, shorts, light-weight clam diggers, three t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirt, three pairs of socks, and I am happy to report he is bringing clean underwear. He is wearing jeans, and a polo on the plane. He doesn’t have many toiletries, he has the solid conditioner, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, deodorant and toilet paper. He is also the keeper of the money belt with our passports and sols in it. For the important camera equipment, a binocular harness to keep the weight off his back on the trail, a mini tripos, three batteries, and 48 GB of memory. For food stuffs, he has three bags of fruit snacks, Gatorade powder and his water bag. Oh and a poncho and a scarf to wrap camera in when in bag.
Think we are ready to go?
Audrey doesn’t want us to leave. She jumped into Paul’s bag mid-packing to stop us from adding more. Don’t worry about her though, she is going to have a great vacation at Auntie Kate’s.
So I will be incommunicado for just over a week, enjoying the wonders of Peru, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! We count ourselves very lucky to be able to do this. Even though it’s just a short trip to see so much, it is well worth it!
See you when we get back!