Tuesday 27 February 2007

I got my bags packed baby and I'm ready to go....

I've just spent much of the evening packing.

Well, I say that, but as usual I spent most of the timing fretting about what to take and making piles of clothes on the floor in front of the wardrobe. It's C. who actually gets on and does most of the folding up of clothes and the loading of the bags. I'm rather afraid that it was left to me, I would not only take too much, but the stuff that I did take would be rammed rather untidily into a bag.

And I'd certainly still manage to forget something.

Probably my passport.

We're going to be in Ecuador for a little over three weeks, and because we're going to be hiking at altitude for some of that time, there are a quite a lot of bulky items that we need to stow away somehow: sleeping bags, thermarest pads, waterproofs, a down jacket.... they all take up space and leave little room for all the sorts of things that you would normally take on holiday - like pants, socks and t-shirts.

Have I found room for my iPod and speakers? Of course I have.

We haven't completely finished yet, but we've got tomorrow to run through the final checks, so we should be okay. I am a terribly fretful packer though. I will be worrying about whether or not we have everything until the moment that we've checked in the bags at the airport and it's all too late.... and then I won't give two hoots and will relax.

Two more days....


The podcasts for Pynchon and Mike have now been added to the Podcast site for your listening pleasure.... do go and check them out. It's a great way to listen to music, and it really couldn't be any simpler. In fact, when you are there, click on the "subscribe with iTunes" button and you'll never need to think about it again - it will just automatically update your iPod. How cool is that?

Thanks to the efforts of Erika, of course.... she slaves tirelessly over that site, you know.


  1. I am the same way with packing. Inevitably, all the worry is for nothing, because there really isn't much that you can't either replace or survive without.

    Enjoy your trip!!

  2. Don't forget to bring a method of charging the iPod. I know that would be the first thing I'd overlook.

  3. Have a great trip. We'll be thinking about you guys. Good Luck

  4. I am also a fretful packer, and a compulsive list maker. I shamed myself last year by taking five pairs of shoes on a three day trip. Travelling light is not my forte....