Trial pack 1- Turns out I had ridiculously overrated the size of my pack and although I fitted all my clothes in the tiny bag I had no shoes, no makeup, shampoo underwear, bikinis or jackets... NOT IDEAL. So I was back to square one. I took out anything that I had two of i.e two pairs of jean shorts, two t-shirts of the same colour and things I knew I probably wouldn’t wear. It still wouldn’t fit. Ouch! I decided I had tortured myself enough for one day and moved everything to one corner of the room to survey later.
Trial pack 2- This time I got mum on skype to go through the pack with me... she wasn’t much help at first but then she got into the swing of things and we cut my pack down by nearly half... pretty happy about this. So now I am down to 3 shirts, 3 singlets, 3 small dresses, 1 pair of jeans, 2 bikinis, I pair of horrible khaki pants with zip offs (MMMM), 2 pairs of shorts, 2 jerseys, 7 pairs of undies, 4 bras, 1 thermal, 2 pairs of tights, pjs, a rain jacket and a soft shell jacket... I also have things like all my moisturisers etc in small 90ml bottles, a small travel hair dryer, a universal sink plug, a small washing line, padlocks, a compact mirror and Jordans been making a very amazing first aid kit... so we are getting there...
I have a few things I need to buy I want 1 pair of black high heels so I feel human, shoes for in the day when we are just sightseeing, a pair of black shorts, maybe a small hoody not sure if I will need this, and a plain black bikini. So yea thats about it for packing... I have a feeling I am not made for backpacking but oh well if I need anything I can just buy it on the way! J
So yea apart from that we are nearly uptodate with everything. We booked all our LA stuff the other day such as Disneyland, Hotels, Universal Studios, Six flags, Hotel Transfers, a hire car etc Just need to finalise our insurance tonight, and book flights out of LA to Miami and then Miami to mexico and we are done!
Anyways that’s about it from me, not sure if I will get another blog in before NZ, it’s all a bit surreal at the moment doesn’t really feel real... but we are excited and I cant wait to get home to see my beautiful family and friends.
Lots of love
Sam & Jordan x