I never said that I was the best packer in the world. In fact, I think I am one of the worst. I tend to over pack. I fear the same is happening for our upcoming trip out west.
I started gathering clothes, just to see what I have that I might want to take. I had piles of shirts and slacks all over the bed.
OK. What do I really need? One thing that is non-negotiable is a suit, dress shirt, tie and dress shoes for the wedding. What about other things?
How many slacks and jeans do I need? I am figuring jeans will comfortable for driving. I am not a shorts person out in public. Probably jeans will be fine for walking around Alcatraz. We do have tickets for that. OK. Three pair of jeans should do it. Besides, the hotel does have laundry facilities.
What about tee shirts? Right now I have about 20 pulled. Way too many. If I stick to basically a few solid colors I can always dress them up by putting another shirt over them.
Speaking of shirts how many of them do I need? Not counting the one for the wedding itself I need something for the welcoming dinner the night before the wedding. Maybe 3 others just in case.
Now I am thinking about shoes. A pair to wear with the suit and maybe two other pair of shoes just to alternate. Maybe one pair of sandals just to wear around the hotel room.
If I stick to this kind of plan maybe I can pack light, at least light for me. I guess the bad thing is that we are driving so I don’t have to worry about weight limits.
Well, we shall see what happens when it is time to do the actual packing.