Plum Island prep…July 12, 2010
It’s that time of year…PLUM ISLAND! You can learn all about our PI adventures here: https://barrybliss.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/plum-island/. This year though…we’ll have Maya! It’s going to be different there’s no doubt, but Andrew will still try to complete everything on this list I’m sure…with Maya in tow of course!
Now it’s packing time. What to bring for a week at the little house for everyone…everything! Packing is tricky, Andrew has lists (none of which include necessities of course). And I have multiple lists! My uncle Kevin is an excellent list maker. I wish I had enlisted him to help us out here. He has a perfect list for everything. With a kid now I’m starting to see the real potential in these detailed lists. To give you an idea of the difference between my list & Andrew’s it goes something like this:
Andrew: Fishing poles
Me: Food for Maya
Me: sunblock and sun shade
Me: bed for Maya, Pillows etc…
It goes on like this for while. Andrew gets all the fun stuff – I get all the boring stuff. But such is life. At least he takes on the task of getting it all into the car (that has no air conditioning). It will be a true geometry exercise. I’m just hoping that the things that ultimately get left (there’s bound to be something that doesn’t fit) aren’t on my list!
There are stores for us to get anything we need of course, but given that we can’t leave the house once we get there…we have to make sure we have it all. This year we’ll also be celebrating Maya’s 1st birthday on the island. There will be more to come on that later. But all in all it will be an adventure. Maya’s sleeping habits aren’t the best so I’m hoping she doesn’t keep everyone awake all night. Fingers crossed this adventure goes as best it can! I won’t be able to post from there I don’t think…but I’ll keep track of all the stories for you & recount when we get back!
Anyone out there have favorite kid travelling stories? Wish us luck!
Side note – this time last year I was VERY pregnant! And was at PI a week after my due date. too..I never thought it would happen! This year will hopefully be more comfortable!