Off for some R&R…

Okay, so neither the title or the picture are quite right since I walked about 15 miles today (not exactly REST or RELAXATION, but it was FUN πŸ™‚ ) and someone forgot to pack the fishing gear. But at least we made it out of Dodge earlier this week, minus my cell phone (how is it that I pack for FOUR, and forget my own phone?? Although I did pack the charger πŸ™ ), but such is the hazard with a spur-of-the-moment escape plan.

When I was whisked away to the coast I hadn’t yet planned a topic for my Friday blog day. So here I sit at midnight on Thursday, ever so thankful for the neighbor’s generous wifi signal ;-), racking my brain for a topic while trying to ignore the radiating heat of a sunburn…….hey, how about some vacation packing tips?!

  • Tip #1 – Sunscreen is a MUST. For all those pasty cave-dwellers like myself, REAPPLY sunscreen at noon. No matter how thick you slavved it on in the morning–REAPPLY.
  • Tip #2 – When heading to the beach, check to make sure he who said he’d pack all the beach/fishing gear actually puts said gear IN THE TRUCK.
  • Tip #3 – Always take a Swiss army knife—which has already de-slivered, de-twined and fixed a dental retainer emergency πŸ˜‰
  • Tip #4 – Always pack a flashlight because power-outages happen everywhere….and they’re handy for hunting sand crabs in the dark πŸ˜€
  • Tip #5 – Doesn’t matter where you’re going, you can’t pack too much water, paper towel or zip-lock bags.
  • Tip #6 – Always pack a medical kit:
  • Solarcaine Spray
  • Tylenol, Motrin
  • Band-Aids/gauze roll
  • Ice Pack
  • Polysporin
  • Peroxide
  • Benadryl
  • Visine Eye drops

And, yeah, we’ve used about everything in that kit so far! Fun can be hard on the health πŸ˜‰Β  But we are having a blast! After today’s marathon of adventure I’m wishing I’d packed a masseuse, and my over-baked, aching muscles are looking forward to spending Friday sprawled in a beach chair while the teenagers run amuck in the surf πŸ˜€

Wishing everyone fun & safe vacations and a Happy Friday!!


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8 thoughts on “Off for some R&R…”

  1. Glad you’re having fun, Stacey, even though it sounds like you’re having to work at it. LOL And I agree with Connie about needing an extra week to rest up after you get back home. These vacations will sometimes kill you.

  2. Sounds like you’re having a great time despite the sunburn and lack of fishing gear! :o)

    Enjoy the beach!!

  3. Do you like to fish, Stacey? Not really my cuppa, and the main reason is if for some insane reason I actually hook a fish and land it, I might have to clean the darn thing. Nooo thank you. πŸ™‚

    As for forgetting your cell phone… Has the world stopped turning? Nope. At least not where I’m sitting. LOL

    Sure hope your vacation is super. Life seems to get more hectic as the years go by, doesn’t it?

  4. Some good suggestions there.
    I always start a list weeks before we head out. I have a tote I put the maps, books, travel info as we get it. I don’t do the real packing until the last minute. I like to pile things by the door as I get them finished. It works well except when my husband decides to start packing the car before I have everything piled. I loose track of what I’ve done and will forget something.
    Spur of the moment trips often work out well. They are usually short, so if something is forgotten, it isn’t critical. I try to have a grab and go bag ready which has all the basics in it – first aid items, field guides, music. I keep folding chairs, a book, cell phone chargers, hiking sticks, blankets, and a picnic basket, and cooler bag in the car all the time.

    Have a great vacation.

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