Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Packing, packing, and more packing

What do you pack when you are taking a family of five to Rome for 3 months? Not very much!

We are limited to one suitcase per person. Italians don't wear shorts, so we are taking only long pants (mostly jeans). Five per person. We will have a washing machine and clothesline, so I will be doing small loads on a regular basis. We will also do as the Romans and wear things again unless they need to be washed. The weather forecast for this week is in the 80's, with lows in the lower 70's. With jeans and short sleeve shirts, we will be warm, but not too hot. By the end of our stay it will be in the 40's and 50's, so we also packed long sleeve shirts, jackets, and coats. We have 2 pairs of shoes each: hiking boots and tennis shoes. John and I also have a nicer pair of shoes. Paul, Elizabeth, and Grace packed toys and games for entertainment once we get there. We have most everything packed into the five suitcases and 4 1/2 carry-ons, with a few things to add in the morning. So far the bags are stuffed and we are under weight! Unheard of!

We have 10 hours of flight time tomorrow with a five hour layover in London in between. We have books, games, cards, crayons and markers, madlibs, and lots of snacks. Our seats are in the middle of the plane so that we can get some exercise on the way to the restrooms. It will be a long day, but I already know where the gelato place is near our apartment!

I can't believe it is almost here! Ciao!


  1. Buon viaggio! ViderĂ² in tre settimane!


  2. We are praying for a safe journey and that the jet lag isn't too bad! Ciao!