We're back from vacation and I feel like I need a vacation from vacation. Why is that? I'm stiff from riding in the car and sleeping in hotel beds! I missed out on my daily walks with the dog , riding my bike and eating home cooked food. Eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner is killer. Really, I don't think I could ever get used to being on the road for extended periods of time. I need home cooked wholesome subsidence, being amongst my loved belongings and small creature comforts. Point in case, I didn't take my travel bag that is packed with travel sized incidentals ie: band aids, alcohol swabs, neosporin, allergy meds, shampoo...you get the point. Why? I was trying to cut down on the amount of things I took, lesson learned. Less clothes/shoes is good, but take the travel bag! I should know this by now, I've traveled extensively, but the one time I don't take the travel bag, I need it.
Sure enough on our first night DD gets a spider bite on her arm that increases daily in size. We stop to buy antihistemens and a topical itch reliever. Next day, we need motion sickness pills, and feminine products. Third day, we need a band aid for a stubbed toe. Then we need to buy aspirin and get some tweezers. ARGH, see, why didn't I just pack the travel bag? It's filled with everything one could need. Samples and small packages of shampoo, soap, sunscreen, pharmaceuticals to help with incontinence, itching, headache, bruising, cuts, band aids, alcholol swabs; you name it, it's packed.
We return to air out the house, water the plants and get back into the grove of daily life.Now it's off to take some pictures of some fabulous vintage I found along our journey.