Countdown to Chile: All packed!

All packed!

I leave for Santiago TOMORROW morning!

I crammed what I could (clothes and shoes, basically)  into two suitcases … just under the 50 pound weight limit at exactly 50 pounds and 47 pounds. Now that’s packing like a pro.

I narrowed my shoe collection to seven pairs. OK, OK, I may have gone a little over board with the shoes. Other than that, I think I did a pretty good job at narrowing down everything.

Despite all of his efforts to sneak into my suitcase, Clyde didn’t make it for the big trip.

I’m getting a little nervous, but am mostly overwhelmed with excitement for this new adventure. Bad news: I am sick! I’ll be embarking on about 18 hours of traveling with a cough and stuffy sinuses. On a good note, the Benadryl I plan to take will probably knock me out for the 11-hour plane ride from Los Angeles to Santiago.

Less than 24 hours to go …

—JDF

P.S. This blog is about to get much more entertaining. Yipee.