Matt and I have been cutting it close to the wire with packing. We really thought we’d be done by Sunday night.
It’s Monday morning and the struggle is still real. And now that we are done, we are worried we packed too much.
We have one large bag and carry on bag each . In all seriousness we are slightly worried about all the stuff that we have.
I was super confident when I first started that I wouldn’t even fill a full backpack. I was envisioning a post of my half filled bag. “Look how minimalist I am!” I’d say. “What would you possibly fill a bag so large up with?!”
Welp. Matt was all done this morning by
10 AM 8 AM (he promptly informed me of his actual finish time after I showed him this post) and I was in mini-crisis mode at 10AM. My bag wouldn’t zip, I had more items left to stuff in and I had already purged all the items I could. Long story short I hesitantly did away with more (goodbye wrap dress…adiós light cardigan in case it gets windy) and hope my pack will get lighter on the road.
At the airport Matt’s pack weighed in at 28 lbs. and mine weighed in at 27.5. (I win?!). I’m wondering to how I will lug a 27 lb. bag across the trains, planes, trails and automobiles.
Right now we are sitting in a lounge at SeaTac (thank you Priority Pass!!). Matt is relaxing while sipping a Sapporo and I am ruminating on what else I can get rid of to get that pack smaller…
Any tips on shedding? What are some must have items that you would pack? What are some packing items you’ve gotten rid of in the past?