One more week to go! Though my clothes have been packed for WEEKS (except the capris/pants hanging by my suitcase), there are still a FEW things to do before Italy!
I began cleaning my house thoroughly for my wonderful housesitter/dogsitter, Andrea.
Yesterday I got my haircut, Brad gets trimmed on Saturday.
I have printed out all my lists, restaurants, confirmations, and Slow Travel stuff and they are in a in a folder in Brad's carry-on. So are the maps. (I found the maps last night at 1 a.m. when I couldn't sleep.)
The jewelry weighed in at 8 pounds. Now, this may seem like a lot of weight, but all that is in my carry-on is the jewelry, a book and snacks for the plane, and my pillow that smushes down to nothing. About 12 lbs. total. I have been carrying lots more than that around on my hips for years!
I put all necessary phone numbers, Italian cell numbers and contacts in Italy into my journal. That stays in my purse.
I made a green necklace out of freshwater pearls I've had for a year.
Brad renewed his International Driver's License.
I checked our passports and put them in my travel purse. They don't expire until 2011. I am SURE!
I got a spare pair of sunglasses. At home I only wear them on my raft in the pool, or when I drive with my convertible top down. I always take sunglasses on trips.
They match my sundress, and countless other black and white clothes.
Brad's new toy, a Garmin Nuvi 670 GPS (with Europe maps) arrived yesterday. Tonight he can unpack it and play with it.
Next week, I have clients, get my nails done, and call the credit card companies.
I think I'll go re-check my flights.