Travel Planning Epiphany

Tuesday's #marchphotoaday prompt: 5pm.
Tuesday's #marchphotoaday prompt: 5pm.

I leave for a week’s vacation in Texas on Sunday to visit my nephew James (and his parents). Before I can leave town, I’ve got a bunch of things to get done, including:

  • Finishing up a work project.
  • Submitting a conference proposal.
  • Going to the draft for my baseball tickets.
  • Having lunch with my brother and nephew D, post-draft.
  • Doing the laundry.
  • Cleaning out the fridge.
  • Washing the dishes.
  • Emptying the DVR enough to make room for next week’s shows.
  • Downloading the new Springsteen album to have for the streaming-free plane ride.
  • Packing. (Right. Can’t forget that.)

It’s not the longest pre-trip to-do list; nor is it the shortest. What it is, however, is the list with possibly the most time I’ve ever allotted myself before a vacation. Rather than flying out after work tonight or first thing tomorrow morning, I booked my flight for Sunday. And at the end of the week, I fly back on Saturday evening, rather than late Sunday night – allowing myself a full day to unpack, do the wash, buy groceries, etc.

It’s such an impossibly sane travel schedule. I can’t for the life of me figure out how this has never occurred to me before. I may actually be relaxed before I get on the plane – unheard of!

2 thoughts on “Travel Planning Epiphany

  1. Eileen March 9, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    You can throw the dirty laundry in the suitcase and do it here and check two things off the list at once 🙂 that way you can pack your boots cause you can stuff em w/dirties.

    And we can watch or dvr your shows here.

    Dude, I’m rockin your list! We can’t wait to see you. Please give D a big hug from us and say hey to his dad too.

    And don’t forget to spring forward.

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