Yesterday we purchased our new luggage for our trip across the pond this Spring.
It was a beautiful and unusual sunny day.
We went to the mall...found our new luggage in a luggage store...visited the Apple computer store, the Bose store and had a fantastic lunch out.
Hubby had his favorite, French Dip...
And I had delicious salmon...and stole some of Hubby's french fries.
These were really big meals for lunch time so we had "lunch" for "supper" in the evening.
OK..back to traveling.
You probably think since we travel all the time in our RV we would already have suitcases?
Well, the answer is "yes" and "no".
Suitcases are too big and cumbersome for the tight, small storage places in our small travel van. We never use any there. Even trips in our car we are more likely to use soft fabric duffle bags.
All we had in the form of luggage was very old...two-wheel, carry-on, overnight suitcases from our working days that we used for all of our business travel. But for this tour we upgraded to larger suitcases (Samsonite) that are called "spinners"...the ones with the fantastic four wheels.
Mine is 29 inches tall and Hubby's is 25 inches.
Now we can see how much stuff we can take... or not.
Luckily during the tour our main suitcases will be taken care of by the tour staff. That leaves us handling them at the airports to and from England.
My goal is to have everything packed the weekend before we leave because the week before our trip we are busy with appointments.
It's fun to pack for this special trip.
It will be my first trip overseas and only Hubby's second.
A while back we drove up to Cabela's (a huge outdoors hunting and fishing store) and I got a new pair of Keen walking shoes.
I love my Keen sandals and I found a very comfortable walking shoe with lots of support.
I like to shop at Cabela's as much as Hubby does.
I got my rain gear there too.
My jacket is actually a fishing jacket and is very waterproof.
So if it rains everyday in England, Wales or Scotland we will be dry.