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Fairhope Nov 21st, 2004 08:20 AM

Leaving tomorrow-checklist
It's time to leave for Italy (almost)
We have:checked air res.
cancelled paper
copied passport #'s & credit card #'s
arranged for the cats
test packed
passport is still good
itinerary left with friends
What have I missed? Thanks to all

Budman Nov 21st, 2004 08:37 AM

You're missing the great time you will have once you arrive in Italy!!! Have a nice trip! ((b))

degas Nov 21st, 2004 08:38 AM

Run your white tennis shoes through the washer to brighten them up

Check battery in Dolly Parton mini-fan

Adjust straps on fanny pack for weight gain

Clean up frayed ends of cut-off jeans

check exipiration date on pork rinds and snickers bars

trim nose and ear hair with weed-wacker

remove lint balls from belly-button

de-grease fingernails

starch baseball cap

buy extra large packs of bubblegum

preactice speaking broken english louder and slower

tell greeters at Walmart not to go looking for me when I miss morning coffee

polish gold chains and cowboy beltbuckle

print out french jokes for discussion with locals

pack extra pair of brassnuckles

adjust spurs on cowboy boots

Ronda Nov 21st, 2004 08:39 AM

Have any bills that will come due while you are gone that you should take care of?

Did you call your credit card company to let them know you will be out of the country? I always have to do this with mine or else their fraud alert system gives us trouble.

How about the garbage cans?

Stopped the mail?

MrAmazed Nov 21st, 2004 08:46 AM

Turn off the over, lock the doors and don't give it another thought. If you forgot anything you can buy it there.

ira Nov 21st, 2004 08:58 AM

Stop the mail

Fairhope Nov 21st, 2004 08:58 AM

Paid bills
Stopped mail
Called the bank
Bought a new lifevest for Venice
Degas: I also bought new 6 inch keychain just for the trip

MrAmazed Nov 21st, 2004 08:59 AM

Please tell me you're kidding about the life vest.

Budman Nov 21st, 2004 09:02 AM

I see someone missed that thread. ((a)) ((b))

suze Nov 21st, 2004 09:10 AM

These are the essentials in my mind:
1) Plane ticket or printout of confirmation number and itinerary from airline
2) Passport
3) Money in many forms
4) Prescription eyeglasses, contacts, and/or medications
5) Comforts and entertainment for the plane ride

Most anything else you could purchase in Italy if it came down to that.

platzman Nov 21st, 2004 09:30 AM

Degas, I'm surprised at you for forgetting two essentials:

1- Stop at Miss Piggy's Barbeque Emporium for airplane provisions.

2- Take in those front porch tire planters in case a storm brews while gone.
Speaking of brews, a six-pack to go with Miss Piggy wouldn't be a bad idea.

Fairhope Nov 21st, 2004 09:54 AM

Miss Piggy has been replaced by the Smoke Shed-home of roasted pork butt and T-shirts that say "You show me your butt and I'll show you mine".
I knew I'd forgotten something!!

gail Nov 21st, 2004 10:17 AM

Set VCR to tape Amazing Race while you are gone.

Betsy Nov 21st, 2004 10:29 AM

Pack the earplugs.

Take a back-up pair of glasses. I broke mine in Berlin last month and was happy I'd brought along another pair.

Pellegrina Nov 21st, 2004 10:33 AM

Buon Viaggio! Have another espresso and gelato and remember all of us back here eating turkey!!

degas Nov 21st, 2004 10:39 AM

Platzman, thank for reminding me of those very important actions.

Fairhope, it?s good to see you are in the right frame of mine to win friends and influence strange foreign people on this trip.

Regarding barbeque, I have Sonny?s Smokehouse airmail me a batch every day when I am in Europe. Sure it?s expensive, but one should not eat too much bland food cooked without enough salt, sugar, butter, and lard. Getting puny can ruin a trip.

One other suggestion, look in your front yard and make darn sure all your inoperable cars are centered securely on the concrete blocks in case a wind storm comes up.

Fairhope Nov 21st, 2004 10:53 AM

Ivan blew all the trash to the next county.
Speaking of such,I was in Gulf Shores Al last week and the amount of damage fron Ivan is staggering! My favorite bikini lookout spot, the Pink Pony Pub is gutted. Is nothing sacred?

hopscotch Nov 21st, 2004 10:57 AM

A sweater or turtleneck to keep you warm on the plane.

Budman Nov 21st, 2004 10:59 AM

Fairhope, my condolences. ((b))

degas Nov 21st, 2004 11:04 AM

Fairhope, are you from Fairhope, AL by any chance?

My poor ole daddy was a traveling bible salesman in those parts years ago. Who knows, we may be related or something.

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