We leave in just about a week for our trip to Florida, and it's time to get out our luggage and start packing. We'll be traveling on the auto train, so we don't have to worry about packing light (not usually a problem for me, but I'm sure my mom is relieved for herself)! Once we get our things packed, they'll go into the car and we won't see them again until we arrive in Florida the next day.
Of course, getting packed is somewhat of an ordeal. My son and daughter have designer luggage that they got for Christmas one year, but we may need to visit a luggage store for ourselves since some of our bags are getting worn out after a few too many trips by air. Anyone who's flown recently knows how poorly suitcases are treated by airline employees, right?
I've always enjoyed packing for a trip, but my mom gets so stressed about her bags and making sure she has everything she could possibly need. It's almost funny, or at least it was -- until the time her luggage got lost on the way to Orlando. That was her worst nightmare come true, and she made sure it was a nightmare for the rest of us, too!