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Pre-Vacation Packing Panic

Photo-A-Day #2565

Okay so it wasn’t necessarily a panic but I did leave things like clothes and more to the very last minute. I of course carefully planned out things like cameras, video equipment and all the technology stuff. So, today on the way home from work, I stopped at Walmart and decided to buy us a new suitcase because the two we have are shot. The two big ones we have are so beat up that they have duct tape on them and pockets don’t close so I figure it was time. So we finally finished packing tonight and tomorrow, when we get to Florida we’ll discover what we forgot.

After work this morning I ran over to Isis Parenting in Needham. I was there to pick up some cloth diaper shells and biosoaker disposable inserts from GroVia. We’ve been doing cloth diapering with Andrew and have pretty much paid for themselves already in my opinion. With the cloth diapers that are available now it is tremendously easy to switch over from disposable to cloth. When we started planning the trip we wanted to do something easy but still very much in the cloth diapering department and Allison discovered the GroVia items. We’ll be testing them in a theme park and many other places during our vacation.

In Vancouver Mild and Foggy….

I have arrived in Vancouver. My suitcase has seen better days and was beat up pretty badly on this flight. I must also mention that this is actually Shelby’s suitcase that I’ve been borrowing. So looks like I owe someone a new suitcase. There’s nothing like getting your suitcase after going through customs in Montreal and finding the entire top wet, pieces hanging off and broken zippers. Unfortunately, or fortunately, when I got to Vancouver the suitcase was dry and the extent of the damage wasn’t as severe as I first observed. However when I opened the suitcase in the hotel room I noticed that there was a problem with the zipper and around the zipper were a couple of tears. Not thrilled about that.

I experienced something on this flight that I have never experienced before on a domestic US flight. Body Odor! I’m not talking, hey its a little stinky in here, I’m talking full on, honkin’, dirty underwear in the sun all day, STINK. I finally made my flight. I ran from security to the gate and just made it.

So, being the model of shape and health I was sucking wind like nobodies business when I got to my seat. BIG MISTAKE!!! I think I took years off my life with those few gasps in the plane. Eventually throughout the flight the smell wasn’t as strong until the plane landed and these people began to move. Again my sense of smell was assaulted with the diversity of customs that make our land great. What makes me wonder is how can these people adopt the way of life of the gangsta rapper but totally be oblivious of soap, shampoo and deodorant. We just need ODB to rap, “A spritz under the pits is the shiznizits” and maybe the rest of us can breathe easier.

Okay I’m sorry, But, I landed safely and the land out here is beautiful. I’m on the 16th floor overlooking the mountains at every turn. They are awesome. I’ll post some photos once the fog clears.