We’ve been in Florida for a little more than a week so far, and so far so good. This is the 4th year we have had an extended snowbird trip and we are getting good at it.
In particular, the packing went well. It’s amazing that we can live here for 2.5 months on just what you see on the luggage cart in the photo. Our whole life can be packed up pretty tightly …
– TWO SUITCASES – One for each of us with all our clothes, shoes, and jackets for both warm sunny weather and cold, damp weather. January & early February are pretty unpredictable in Florida.
– DUFFEL BAG – This mostly has stuff in it for our dog. He’s fussy about his dog bowl and some other stuff from home. We also tuck our travel cups, plates, and bowls in here. And, our heavy stuff – including a couple Amazon Echo devices and Pickleball rackets.
DOG CARRIER – That’s just for him to sit under the seat on the plane. He did very well.
BACKPACK – My carryon with my iPad and some other “work” stuff. I have two board meetings and a bunch of subcommittee meetings while I’m gone. I even need to fly to Michigan for one of them.
While it went well (so far), I have to say it’s the most difficult packing I’ve done. We flew down, so you have to be choosy what comes with you. If you drive, you can bring a lot more. At the same time, we’re here for 12 weeks, so you want to be comfortable, whatever happens.
How have you best approached packing for a very long trip? Tips?
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