It’s been a little quiet on the old Arbolog these days, primarily because I’ve been so busy for work! This is a great feeling but I will be very pleased to tune out for a while from work responsibilities and head off to Maui for 8 glorious days. We leave in just less than 2 weeks and I am starting to feel very excited. We bought appropriate luggage this weekend which makes me feel more adult than a mortgage, a car, and a preschooler combined. NO MORE BACKPACK! My GOD! Here is me with the 50lb pack on the West Coast Trail in 2001:
The travel bug never really bit me. I always prefer to be close to home and the perfect vacation for me is camping close by. I’ll probably be singing another tune when we return from Kihei where it is currently 21°C and sunny – “OH MY GOD LET’S BOOK ANOTHER VACATION THIS INSTANT!”- but in 37 years it’s just never been my priority to travel to foreign destinations – there is just so much to see and do here in BC the northwest part of North America.
I’m currently accepting travel advice. While I have no real fears of Kale having a meltdown on the plane (he’s easy to placate and has flown before), it’s the longest flight both he and I have taken at 5.5 hours. Share your best “packing light” tips, or your tried and true “vacationing with preschoolers” in the comments.
As a reward, I give you a 2 minute concertina of “Green and Speckled Frogs” by Master Kale Arbo: