10 nights..luggage size

Feb 24th, 2004, 08:15 AM
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Sorry, that last one was meant for Janis.

robbiegirl: Maybe we could both hire Janis! Think she'd take a few scones & a bucket of clotted cream as payment?
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Feb 24th, 2004, 08:22 AM
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We have Victorinox which is the Swiss Army brand. We have a 26" and 22" rolling bags, a backpack and also a shoulder bag. This works well for up to two weeks for 2 people. Eagle Creek also has a durable product line. You can find these and other brands at REI on line. We got a great deal on the Victorinox set at their outlet website.It was originally over $800 list and I think we paid around $250.
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Feb 24th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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I will throw in some Lemon Curd I just purchased too!
Well if I plan right and purchase Chico's travelers outfits, I can do it right.
BTW; I just purchased online the Travel Pro Crew 4 22 inch exp. suitable. I found it for the least at LuggageUniverse.com for 158.00 with free ground shipping. I dont need it until August and can use my Vera Bradley weekend bag for my trips within the US. Check that place out. Great prices.
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Feb 24th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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robbiegirl and katiebug: I'd love some scones/clotted cream (and lemon curd too - but would really rather have some Pimms)

Actually - I teach a 3-hour packing class at the local community college here in No. Calif. I give it once a semester and average about 25 or 30 in each class. About 20%-25% attending are men and they are the most surprised that my packing system works for them too, even with their larger shoes and bulkier clothing.

I don't roll or use zip lock bags - but those do work for some folks. I "bundle" my clothing and things don't wrinkle so that really helps you look polished and put together while touring around.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Traveling light and free is an art, but an art anyone can learn. The suitcase mentality is all a plot by luggage makers. We now travel for up to 6 months with no suitcases at all, only a shaving kit and a quart size hefty bag.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 08:48 AM
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Rufus, LOL!
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Feb 25th, 2004, 04:01 PM
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Janis, ok, what are Pimms?
I would love a class on packing. Do you have a website or anything to read? Really, I am a terrible packer but want to learn.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 04:14 PM
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Pimm's is a vaguely sweetish liqueur typically mixed with lemonade and served with a cucumber garnish. It has a relatively low alcohol content and is often served at cricket matches. This is a good thing because the average cricket match is about 120 dog years.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 04:29 PM
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obxgirl accurately described a Pimm's Cup - but somehow that doesn't do it justice and it loses in translation. It is sort of a gin sling (Pimms #1 is gin based, they used to make a lot of other flavors) with a vaguely fruity/cucumber taste that is (when it is made right) garnished with lots of fruit, mint and mixed with lemonade. But that is British lemonade - not what most Americans know of as lemonade. It is sort of the quintessential summer drink. I usually enjoy "meatier" drinks like single malt whisky or a best bitter -- but a lovely Pimms on the lawn w/ cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches -- yummy. And for visitors - a Pimms is just about the only drink that is automatically served with lots of ice -- WITHOUT even asking!

Nope - don't have a website - yet. I teach 3 or 4 different travel classes every semester plus this packing one.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 04:38 PM
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Geez janis, I thought I was doing Pimms a favor by leaving out the fact that it's a gin and fruit thing. eww. My English relatives don't drink much Pimms. It's what they make the international visitors drink so they get a quintessentially english experience.

I guess the good news is that's more Pimms for you and more single malt for me.
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Feb 25th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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I guess you had to be there . . .

When I first moved to the UK I was a typical 26 yo American who thought EVERYTHING had to have ice in it. I got embarraseed wanting 6 or 7 ice cubes in my coke or gin and tonic - when there was only this one teensy, tiny ice bucket for the ENTIRE pub. Talk about culture shock!. It only took me a couple of months to figure out I could "act sophiticated" and order a Pimms and get ALL THE ICE I could dream of!! So even in the dead of winter I'd order a Pimms - you can guess that the barmen hated me

Eventually I learned to love all the other lovely drinks - beer, cider, single malts, etc. But a nice icy cold Pimms still hits the spot on a warm summer day.
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