|Me ready to board the plane|
This time tomorrow I'll be in line to board my flight from Philadelphia International airport to Buffalo, New York. My Canadian Travel Buddy will be waiting for me in Buffalo to complete the final leg of my trip to his luxury condo in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This is fifth annual trip to Canada to visit Pat.
Packing for my trips are always a challenge for me. I'm one of those people who packs for "all occasions" and I always end up not wearing most of the shirts I've packed. Every trip, looking at my packed to the gills carry-on luggage I vow to pack less. Usually I take way too many shirts and pullovers.
This is what I'm packing this trip:
- 5 sets of underwear (T-shirts, underwear)
- 5 sets of socks
- 1 pair of shorts
- 1 light windbreaker/rain jacket
- 3 pullovers/colored T-shirts
- 3 plastic see-thru plastic packets of toiletries including prescriptions pills
- chargers for my iPhone, Macbook and Bose speaker
This is what I'm packing in my overhead bin carryon luggage.
In my personal shoulder briefcase:
DVD's (first season Game of Thrones)
TD Bank checkbook
There, I think I've covered everything. I'll take a last check before my neighbor picks me up tomorrow morning at 7:30 am for the two hour trip to Philly International for my hour flight to Buffalo.
Oh, I forgot! Plane tickets! I'll download those later today from my computer. I print the tickets and I also have the tickets on my iPhone. This is the first time I'm using my TSA pre-check app that I got last year. Let's see if that works. Sure would be nice to breeze through TSA security.
I'll try to keep you all updated during mystery stay in Canada. Won't have as many photos to post though, I can only do that from my iMac here.
No matter how many trips I take, I always get nervous. I got that from my Mother. Not nervous because of being afraid of flying, I've never had that fear. My nervousness comes from all the connections I have to make to finally arrive at my destination. Once I arrive in Canada, I actually feel at home. How about that? I feel the same way when we visit California and Philadelhia. I'm finally living the life I always looked forward to all those years I used to schlepp to work at my banking job in Philly. Like another blogger friend of mine I often thought "Can't wait until I retire so I can do what I want to do." I'm very lucky folks because I am retired now (my part-time job at the hotel funds these trips) and am doing what I want to do. And how lucky I am to do it with such a great guy like Pat?
|Pat and me in Canada|