It’s been so long since the last post that you probably think I fell off the face of the earth. In reality we were traveling for several weeks, then on a 14 day cruise, visiting our son in Philly and being sick. The day we got off the cruise ship, both Kevin and I got some type of illness. Now, two weeks after the cruise ended, we still have a fatigue that seems impossible to shake.
After bragging about the small volume of cruise clothing I tucked in the bottom of my backpack for our recent trip, it only seems fair that I publicly evaluate the plan. The following are my thoughts, but first a few photos for proof:
1. When traveling on land for two weeks, I was incredibly grateful to only have a small bag of formal cruise wear at the bottom of my backpack (aka suitcase). At each hotel it stayed in the bottom of my bag and I didn’t even look at it until we got onto the cruise ship.
2. I still smile with delight as I think of our cruise-mates struggling with two suitcases apiece, each nearly the size of a small car.
3. The number of pieces of formal clothing was perfect for four formal nights on the ship; a lbd, a long black skirt, 3 sleeveless tops, 2 silk shawls, one pair of sparkly flats. In fact I didn’t need one of the silk tops for a formal night.
4. The amount of wrinkling was not insignificant, however after hanging the clothing most of the wrinkles fell out. Thankfully the ship has a laundry service which was only necessary for the lbd which is made from a poly-rayon-lycra blend.
I didn’t mention that Kevin packed in a similar manner. Naming it “a suit-in-a-bag”, he packed a Lands’ End wool blazer and pants in a zip-lock bag. When he hung the pieces, they hardly had any wrinkles.