And it’s time!

I would have always thought that I would be ready for this moment.  Months of thinking and dreaming about it have finally come to an end, and now we find we are very excited but a bit apprehensive.  Planning a year-long trip is not as easy as we thought, and it seems like we could have made a new “to do” list every day.  Finally, we arrived at a point where there seems like there is nothing else you can do, and you have to give in that you are leaving for a year.   Packing has been a huge part of our life for the last few months, constantly thinking about what you can bring and what will match with what.  We have made more trips to REI in the last few weeks then we have in our whole lives.

And the final verdict is in.

Final Pack Down

Things for a year.....

A dining table full of our possessions is what you are looking at.  This is all we are taking for the year. It is crazy to realize that when you break it down, you really don’t need too much. We have managed to cram all that we will need in two bags that are carry-on size (or close enough to it).

Getting this all in our bags and getting the house ready for our departure signals the start of our adventure.  I cannot wait to get underway and start enjoying the experience of being on the road.

Cartagena tomorrow.

– Joe

About shoefry

Taking off for a year to see what the world has to offer.
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7 Responses to And it’s time!

  1. Good work on the light packing! Have a safe flight!

  2. Teresa Schuberg says:

    I don’t know what you’re talking about. I think you are totally overpacking. For instance, I can clearly see the Kristen took seven rubber bands, when she clearly only needs four.

    Way to bog yourself down, guys.

    • shoefry says:

      Well, you know Kristen researched how many rubber bands it would take to subdue a Gorilla… And I am not talking about the furry ones.

      • Teresa Schuberg says:

        Also, why the hell are you taking a dining room table with you too? They have those in South America, you know. Did you even do any research?

  3. Mom says:

    Did you pack your Shamwow? You never know when you will need it!

  4. I’m going to follow this blog b/c i want to see all the places you go to. Buena Suerte! (good luck!)

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