It is getting close to departure time, so I had better get serious about packing. I have told others about Rick Steves‘ great website and hints for packing, but I had better take a look too. I just watched a video he made of his Ireland travels with his family, and each member only had a carry on plus day pack. We all travel with too much. A couple I met in Quebec City at Christmas time told me how he travelled as an airline pilot. Whenever he needed something he stopped at a “charity shop” in the UK. When I looked puzzled he told me that was the terminology for a thrift shop. Maybe I will just come back with some great tweed jackets.
Last year when in Iceland and London in November, and then in Quebec City at Christmas time I sent emails to journal my travels. Well, thanks to Scott’s encouragement (and hints in one of Rick Steves’ guides) I have set up this “blog” site so I can add pictrures too. Of course, I am journalling for myself, but I will continue to send emails with a link to my “blog” when I have made a new post (usually with images and a slideshow). You can also subscribe to get email notifications of my new posts, and you will actually get an email of the post – but the images will all be displayed in a small size, not in a slideshow.
I may do another test post to get more comfortable “blogging” before I leave. Thanks for reading, catch you soon, RAY