My first trip is a “girlfriend trip” to honor a dear friend, Jane Schloemer Noebel, who passed away earlier this year. The high school gang of 12 will be meeting in Bend, Oregon to spend the weekend bonding and sharing memories of Jane. We plan to float down a river in tubes, eat at a Zydeco restaurant, relax in a spa, sit around a fire pit, and even have cocktails at a country club. So, how does one fit that attire into a carry-on bag?
Luckily I have been collecting ideas regarding “packing” on my travel bulletin board on my Pinterest page, www.pinterest.com/robinleev so I know the best way to pack a carry-on is to roll items instead of folding them. Packing one pair of shoes, and wearing your 2nd pair is the only way to go. Sticking to a color scheme helps. I also know a packing list can be handy so as not to forget crucial items, so I use this one.
We have been asked to bring some photos of Jane. Here are the ones I’m bringing. The black and white one is from high school at Corona Del Mar High. Jane was Homecoming Princess. The second shot is from my bachelorette party in 1984. Jane was one of my bridesmaids. I like it because Jane was usually so conservative, but the other bridesmaids did her hair and make up that night before we all went to the disco in Palm Springs. It was the ’80’s after all!