A while back I told you a bit about my upcoming trip to England. In case you missed it, here's the link.
So, yesterday in the mail we got these.
Yes, there are three passports. We went ahead and got one for Rominal, even though it will just be me and Bailey going to England. We thought it would be a good idea for Rominal to have one in case he had to come bail us out of jail while we are there.
So, here's what I'm asking of anyone who is reading this. What would you pack for a two week trip across the pond? Keep in mind that we will be camping for one week somewhere in/near Cambridge, and I believe that the Girl Guides (England's version of Girl Scouts) will be supplying us with sleeping bags and tents, so we don't have to worry about that. The other week we will be staying at Pax Lodge, a Girl Scout World Center. It is similar to a dorm, meaning we will be sharing bathrooms with other guests. During this week, we will be traveling on our own.
We need to pack as lightly as possible, but also be prepared for weather - mostly rain, I think. One person has suggested that we shouldn't bring jeans because if they get wet it will take them forever to dry.
Do you have any favorite pants for traveling? One friend of mine suggested a kind that can be washed out at night and dries quickly while you are sleeping. Do you have a special backpack that you would suggest? I'm thinking something that is very lightweight to use just for sightseeing during the day - something that would hold my money, passports, camera, etc.
I believe I need a power converter - but do you have any suggestions regarding that?
This is my first time out of the country (except for a quick trip to Mexico where I just walked across the border and back), so any hints or suggestions you have are welcome.
I'm thinking I will bring my old camera because it is smaller and lightweight. I love my new camera, I just don't want to risk losing or damaging it while we are there.
Do we have to get any special shots? Bailey is current on all of her shots, and I must be too - I guess.
When we are walking around, do I carry our passports with me at all times or do I leave it back at the Lodge? Since Bailey doesn't have her driver's license yet, should I carry her birth certificate with me?
Yes, so many questions. In the meantime, I'll go back to doing laundry. As you can see, Twister is helping out today.
Well, maybe he's not.