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Just when I thought I was getting good at taking trips....

08/12/06

  10:17:02 am, by The Dreamer   , 498 words  
Categories: Travel

Just when I thought I was getting good at taking trips....

...the terrorists have to step up and ruin things for all of us. :##

During the last year, with the frequent two night trips abroad. I had become what I thought was pretty good at packing a carry-on plus laptop bag for these trips and avoiding the risk of damage or loss through checked bags.

There was that year, where everytime I flew...my checked bag would take an extra day to arrive. Or the time that somehow my belt had gotten broken....

http://lawrencechen.net/index.php?title=discovered_a_travel_home_woe&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

But, now they don't allow liquids or pastes on carry on....so that means I'll have to check my toiletry bag. Gonna be strange over night trips...where the tiny bag that could've gone as the plus one (for those that don't have laptops &#59;D) will now have to go as the checked bag.

Or do I use a big suitcase, where the only thing I have inside is a bottle of shampoo and a tube of toothpaste. With the toothpaste being the important one. Because, unless hotels have already caught up with the times...they probably don't offer this in their rooms yet.

Though I did stay at a hotel recently, where they didn't have the little bottle of shampoo available....just had to be one trip where I had decided not to pack the big bottle of shampoo that I normally pack. It was a business trip, too...it was the business material that I was bringing with me, that caused me to leave the shampoo out of the carry-on.... Fortunately, I had a little bottle of shampoo from a previous trip in my carry-on. (obviously this trip was before the recently security changes).

My upcoming trip....SWC'86 20th year high school reunion....should be interesting. My mom did say she wanted to give me a whole bunch of stuff to take home with me. So, maybe I will have the big suitcase along for the trip. Even though it is a short two-nighter. Though it escaped me at the time...but I'll be flying back from Calgary, Alberta, Canada...on the 5 year anniversary of 9/11. Sure hope that it'll be an uneventful anniversary....

Not immediately sure if I'll pack a 26" upright pullman with only a tube of toothpaste or what. Probably leave out the big bottle of shampoo, to avoid the risk that something'll happen with the lack of padding and the rough handling....the other bag that is usually my checked bag....is a 28" upright pullman.

I did have a smaller upright rollaround carry on bag...but I threw it out along with other old suitcases (along with lots of other old things) during my recent move. Don't really want to buy a new small bag just for this trip....maybe I'll look through the box of free bags I got from my previous employer....I think I got a duffle bag one year.

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