Here's what you need to pack if you are chaperone for the band trip to Florida.
I can almost hear my son's scoutmaster admonishing the scouts not to leave their feet in wet socks. The scoutmaster was an avid proponent of wool socks. I ain't wearing no wool socks in Florida, but I am taking enough socks so that I have more than one pair per day.
It is a dream of mine that I will have the time and the hot water to drink tea while relaxing at the hotel. (I'll wait while you have a hearty laugh.) I've been practically living on herbal tea since two weeks ago.
The problem with this stuff is that it doesn't fit in my allotted suitcase space. I'm hoping they'll allow the band photographer a little leeway with luggage.
I only have one pair of earplugs. That could be a mistake.
|A travel pillow for the 18-hour bus ride. |
A travel pillow that exhorts you to enjoy yourself is a
plus. When I saw this at Target, I knew it was the right one for me.
|Six school-bus yellow shirts, one for each sweaty|
day of the trip. Hooray for the school colors!
|Six black shorts, capris, jeans.|
I may be wrong in my assumption that I will be able
to wear a clean, dry set of clothes each day. But if I can,
I'm prepared to do so.
|Many, many pairs of socks.|
I'm actually taking twice this many.
After agonizing over the space they would take up, I also decided to take a second pair of shoes. It is a travel rule of mine to always take at least two pairs of shoes, but space is very tight on this trip.
I scored that hat on the left at Kohl's. It is a scrunchable, foldable hat with "moisture-wicking" (read sweat-sucking) properties AND a sunscreen rating of 50! Yessss!
The cookies are so I can score points with the clientele by passing out Keebler fudge grahams at just the right moment. If I can find them, that is.
|sun hats with brims for the skin-cancer prone chaperone|
|Herbal tea bags.|
|Weather gear and other stuff|
|A day pack clearly identifying oneself as from the 'Burgh.|
Burghers find each other all over the world.
|Nope. Not taking any of this stuff. And there better not be|
any when I get back.