I am flying to the mountains next week and am in planning/packing mode. I ALWAYS talk a good game about limiting what I bring to my carry on only. And I ALWAYS bring too much!
On this trip I am going to actually try and ‘walk my talk’ and stick with what comfortably fits in my carry on.
I will likely check my bag on the front end but will plan on keeping it with me on my return flight. And I have the additional challenge of needing to lift my carry on into the overhead bin ☹.
Back to the trip, I love autumn and I love time in the mountains!
As we all know, weather is no longer predictable. And I think that is particularly true for the mountains. Every time I look at the forecast it changes and my packing list changes accordingly.
As of now, the daytime highs are ranging from 69 – 72 degrees (long sleeves for me). Nights are darn chilly and will be down in the 40’s. There is a chance of rain so a dreaded raincoat needs to fit, as well.
A spa day is in the mix, so a swimsuit is the mix as well. And I will need to bring some clothes for exercise.
All this quickly adds up to too much stuff!
I am down to:
- 5 tops (one for each day, no spilling allowed)
- A cardigan for the plane
- 2 pairs of pants, which includes jeans for the plane
- 2 pairs of shoes, which includes sneakers for the plane
- Raincoat and lightweight vest
- Swimsuit, cover-up, flip flops
I haven’t actually put all of this in my suitcase yet….but I am hopeful that I might have achieved my goal.
I will report back!
“Just in case” is the curse of packing.Alexandra Potter