Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting Excited for Italy!!

I really can't believe we are going to Italy so soon!!

We leave in like 2 weeks!!  We head out on Friday, October 14th.  I know it will be here in the blink of an eye.  I feel like I have so much I should probably do.  I'm nervous about packing, I hate packing, I always pack too much and I really don't want to pack too much, but I don't want to not pack enough.  For all you world travelers, what would be some good things to pack for an October Italy trip for both me and Mike.

Rick called us and told us we will probably need some rain gear, so I looked online and saw a couple of jackets and pants that I liked, they also stow themselves in their own pockets...great for a space saver!

A few things I do know I'm taking are:

The Sigma 10-20mm-a friend refers to it as "The Europe Lens". I also rented it for my Alaska Trip and loved the pictures I got with it!

My Camera Bag-Lowepro Passport Sling (even though I would love to have an Epiphanie Bag, like the Lola, Belle, Clover, or Stella!) I got this bag a while ago, by recommendation from a friend, and I do love it, I just want a pretty bag :)

My Life Planner-to keep track of EVERYTHING we do and see!

And probably My Merrell's
They are by far my most comfortable shoes I own, but as you can see they are sandals, and I've been known to wear sandals year round, but I do think I may get a tad chilly if October Italy is cold.  Also, they smell really bad too---to bad for Mike and Jo! :) I usually keep dryer sheets in them and have to wash my feet after I wear them. : /

So, that's just a few of the necessities, but there is so much more I know I need to take.  I'd like to be able to go out and get new clothes, but that won't happen, just have to make due with what I have. 

I do need some ideas for books to read...right now, I'm reading Gods in Alabama (good book btw), but I will probably finish it before we leave...I love Nickolas Sparks books and books that have a been made into movies.  They need to be easy reads for this girl, and I mean, it needs to grab my attention in the first few pages. I'm a crier too, so I'd rather not have a ballfest on the plane, but I'm up for any suggestions.

Yay for Traveling!!  Can't wait!!

1 comment:

Abby said...

Go get you some TOMS! Most comfy shoes ever! Great for traveling! Also, don't forget your Abby! I hear Abby's are great on vacations abroad!