Today is my last day at work for three weeks, and it’s the day that we’re getting ready to go to Cozumel for the aforementioned three weeks.
And, this time, we’re not taking the critters to the kennel; we’re having house sitters, instead.
And it’s Good Friday.
So it’s a busy day. Get whatever work gets done, done; get ourselves packed and ready for a 6 AM flight tomorrow morning. Get the house ready for the house sitters – which basically means “sanitize everything”, if I understand Ethel’s instructions correctly, as well as make sure that all doggie supplies are in good standing and readily accessible.
And it means go to church at noon, and watch The Passion of the Christ tonight.
I’m already worn out 🙂
This happens to me every year, I believe – I tend to get worn out by the travel that I’m about to do 🙂 The last few years, we’ve flown into Cozumel direct – which has meant that we’ve left Whitefish in an afternoon or evening flight, and then spent the night somewhere – Dallas, Dallas and Detroit – and then flew directly into Coz. It was more expensive, and more convenient when arriving, but NOT convenient getting off the plane and going to a hotel (and getting back to the airport – international protocols – the next morning).
So this year, we’re flying to Cancun instead, and taking the bus to Playa del Carmen, and the ferry across to Cozumel. Less total travel time, but more inconvenience. And less expensive.
It’ll be an adventure.
But now that I’m 60 years old, I might be too old for adventures 🙂
This year, Ethel started us off by saying “Don’t underpack. Last year, I told you not to overpack, and we both wound up underpacked, so this year, don’t underpack.” And we bought a second large roller, to support us in not overpacking.
But we also now have our own BCDs, and more SCUBA gear than we used to have – so now the SCUBA gear takes up its own full-sized 50 lb roller.
So now that we didn’t underpack, Ethel is going back through the pile, pulling things out so that we can still get all of it into our luggage – but then she just reversed herself AGAIN and said that we’re only taking one carry-on roller.
(People sometimes ask me – “Jim, why do you twitch like that?” 🙂
(She just reversed herself again about the backpacks.)
Right now, it looks like we’ve got two 50 lb checked bags, one roll-on and two backpacks. Watch this space 🙂
UPDATE – nope, now we have two backpacks, two roller carry-ons and two 50 lb checked bags. Watch this space 🙂