Packing Sucks

As you know from the last post I’m in NYC right now. I’m home for about 25 days so that’s a lot of clothes and other things.

Somehow all of this

Fit into this silver suitcase

I brought about 25 shirts, 6 pants, 10 dresses, running gear, 4 pairs of shoes and other random things.  The blue bag is my carry-on which has my computer, 3 school books and 4 notebooks. Blah.

I’m really proud of my packing skills and how they have evolved over time.  When I was in college I went to California for a week with my family and I brought 2 huge suitcases for the week.  What an amateur. =P

I’M SO EXCITED TO GO HOME!!!!

AC La Linea

In case you are catching up on our trip:

Gibraltar

Climbing the Rock

Marbella, Spain

We stayed at AC La Linea.  It’s a chain of hotels throughout Spain, Portugal and Italy.  The hotel itself was very nice, well priced and had a free mini bar.

Sorry about the messy photos.  I couldn’t get a photo before Jon plopped down his belongings EVERYWHERE.

Here was the view from our balcony which was also a plus.

I hope you enjoyed my commentary.

While there were plenty of good things about this hotel there were a couple of bad things.

1. The front desk weren’t much help.  We didn’t know where to eat dinner so we asked for some recommendations.  The women had to think and then gave us 3 places.  We tried one the first night and it was not good. We also about tours, day trips and things to during our stay and all the lady gave us was a map of La Linea.  She couldn’t give us any more information which was frustrating.

2. There wasn’t any conditioner in the bathroom.  I know most European (or outside of the US) hotels don’t provide conditioner but I’m still going to complain because I don’t understand why they don’t provide it.

3. Free wi-fi in the lobby but not in the room.  Just put it in the room too.

There were more pros than cons so I would recommend staying at an AC hotel if you are in Spain, Portugal or Italy.

55cm x 40cm x 20cm (22in x 16in x 8in)

Those dimensions represent the strict carryon baggage allowance rules for Ryanair. I don’t remember these rules 5 years ago when I flew them but I know they are strict about them now so I had a little anxiety finding a bag and making sure it wasn’t bigger than the allotted size. We are only going away for 3 days so I luckily didn’t have to pack too much.

STEP 1: Find a bag.

Step 2: Layout everything that needs to be packed.

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Step 3. Pray it fits in the bag. (Sorry no photo)

Step 4: Smile because said bag is packed with room to spare!

Fingers crossed I don’t get stopped when I get to the airport!

Guess where we are going……

 

Blackberries

I’m getting ready to head to the States for the holidays and packing is a mess.  I’m going to be in cold weather, freezing weather and warm weather.  How do I pack 1 suitcase for all of that?!?!

Well besides that I took out my US blackberry, turn it on and I got this.

AHHHHHHHHHH!

But don’t worry after 10 minutes it started up.  I guess it was just completely dead after not using it for 2 months.  All is ok though b/c it’s working and back in action so feel free to call, text or bbm when I’m home!!!

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