We don’t get many truly snowy days here in Washington DC. And it has been a long time since one of my childhood snow days in Minnesota. So I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself today. The obvious thing to do would be to read. But do you ever find that when you have oodles of time to read the urge to read diminishes? I do sometimes. Today was one of those days.
So, I decided to do a dry run on the packing for our upcoming trip to Thailand and Cambodia. This seemed especially important given that we have decided to take only carry-on luggage. Once we get to Asia we have about five puddle jumper flights and the thought of lugging a big suitcase and waiting five times for it to come off the baggage carousel (actually nine if you count the trip over the Pacific each way and the customs clearance in Tokyo on the way there and Beijing on the way home) was way more than I wanted to contemplate.
Since 18 days is a long time to live off of carry-on luggage, laundry will have to be done along the way. I figure each time we check into a hotel we have one outfit on the body and two get handed over to be laundered. That should keep us smelling nice.
For the most part the weather will be warm with some chilly nights up in the north in Chiang Mai so at least we only had to pack for one climate.