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icytoes February 8th, 2014 2:40am

I'm packing for a 2-week vacation - what am I forgetting to pack? I don't leave for 24 hours, you've got plenty of time to remind me.

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/08/14 8:57 am

can I come? I need a vacation.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/08/14 1:23 pm

Hey it's a shorter trip for you I don't wanna hear it! We're going to get on a plane at 1:30am and not get there until 4:30pm... really regretting not springing for 1st class...

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/08/14 1:25 pm

take a sleeping pill and you won't even notice ;-)

spring27 California
02/07/14 11:12 pm

A couple pair of comfy shoes, so your feet aren't always in the same position if you're going to do a lot of walking.

Air freshener for the close quarters :)

spring27 California
02/07/14 11:12 pm

A couple pair of comfy shoes, so your feet aren't always in the same position if you're going to do a lot of walking.

Air freshener for the close quarters :)

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 11:16 pm

I never would have thought of air freshener in a million years.

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 11:03 pm

Location-specific phone or tablet apps. (I have a whole set for San Francisco trips.)

A few plastic bags for dirty clothes, stuff that gets wet, etc. (I suppose hotels have one in the room, but I like to have a few.)

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 11:04 pm

We've already loaded up on the apps, and we got a suite with a washer/dryer!!

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 11:07 pm

Cool! That's so handy, especially when you'll be there for a while.

ozgirl not down under
02/07/14 10:56 pm

You forgot to pack ME!!

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:57 pm

But... but... I think that'll put me over the 50lb limit!

ozgirl not down under
02/08/14 9:04 am

Damn airline regulations!! Have a fun trip!!

lmurder MDK
02/07/14 10:42 pm

It's better to have it and not need than need it and not have it. Over pack!

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:48 pm

I tend to agree, and we really have a lot of suitcase space!

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:40 pm

I always travel with an extension cord and a 3-to-2-prong "cheater."

Nail clippers.

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susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:44 pm

In addition to phone/tablet chargers, are you taking anything that uses batteries or has its own battery charger? (Camera, for me) Or any other kind of cable, like camera-to-iPad, or extra memory cards for a digital camera?

Earbuds.

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:46 pm

Gum if you're flying, for ear adjustment on takeoff & landing.

In addition to any vitamins/supplements & prescription drugs, I take a few painkillers (Aleve) plus Benadryl (because I have weird allergies).

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:49 pm

Memory card - check!
Batteries & charger - check!
Meds - check!
Headphones - check!

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:49 pm

If you wear glasses, maybe a spare pair, and for sure a small repair kit.

I sometimes forget my nightgown or PJs.

Sometimes I take a few tea bags. Packs of your favorite non-calorie sweetener, if you use it & are fussy about type.

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:49 pm

Extra glasses (last Rx) are already in my bag :)

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:56 pm

I went on a trip once with just my current glasses. They broke right at the nosepiece. I was staying with a friend & we were meeting up with about 10 other people we knew from an online service but had never seen before. I felt SO stupid...

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:57 pm

Oh no!! I always keep my last pair as a backup.

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 10:57 pm

having to hold up the 2 halves of my glasses just to see anyone at all (I'm nearsighted). It also wasn't a lot of fun flying home, alone. I've never traveled without taking my previous pair of glasses with me, since then.

bohemiandreamer wherever I am
02/07/14 9:50 pm

Nice hangers for your clothes.
Tweezers.
Electrical cords for charging phone and camera (if you still use a camera). Does your vacation spot use our electrical plugs or do you need an adaptor?

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:40 pm

Tweezers - check!
Electrical cords for charging phone and camera - check!
No adaptor, staying in the states.

bohemiandreamer wherever I am
02/08/14 7:01 am

You have what you need! Have a great vacation!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/07/14 9:45 pm

If you're flying, be sure large bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Make sure you take a knife and a Taser in your carry-on for safety, because airports can be scary places. Last time some guys in uniforms grabbed me and bundled me off

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/07/14 9:51 pm

off to some back room where they questioned me for hours. It was really intimidating. So I'm going to make sure to be better armed next time. Just sayin' - you gotta watch out for uniformed weirdos. I think they were Haré Krishnas. Hope this

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/07/14 9:51 pm

helps, Frostbite! Have a great vacation! ;o)

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:41 pm

Ooh, see I was going to leave those behind... should I take a handgun as well?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/07/14 11:08 pm

Depends on how thuggish the Alaskan Haré Krishnas are. But for the sake of the NSA, let me hasten to add that I've been kidding all along. Except for the part about you having a great vacation!

sarahbc13 The Beach
02/07/14 9:21 pm

I hope you have fun!! Disney World right? Tell Mickey I said hello!! I miss it there! :)

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:41 pm

Yes Disney, Universal, the whole shebang!

FutureMD be nice to people
02/07/14 9:07 pm

Always bring your own pillow - don't want a stiff neck on your vacation!

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:42 pm

Good idea, but a bit bulky to carry cross country. I'd rather buy a new one when I get there if the hotel pillows are really bad.

2katz I live in Nebraska
02/07/14 8:41 pm

Med info and who to contact.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:51 pm

That's always in my phone, but always important!

2katz I live in Nebraska
02/07/14 8:41 pm

Turn off the oven. Leave a tv on so the flashing screen looks like someone is home at night.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 9:11 pm

I like the TV idea, thanks. We do have someone coming in a few times while we're gone, but that's a good idea.

madeit Houston Area
02/07/14 9:43 pm

Have them grab your mail and save it.

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:43 pm

Already have that set up with the post office.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/07/14 10:53 pm

Better yet...just get a plug-in timer for a lamp or two.

eLucidate writing
02/07/14 8:37 pm

Sandals, baiting suit, sunglasses, beer coozie.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:44 pm

We won't be going to the beach, but definitely have the sunglasses! Brought our suits in case we decide to use the pool, but my husband swims even less than I do, which is an amazing feat.

stefanie22 Cincinnati
02/07/14 8:35 pm

I always forget my hair brush

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:45 pm

I could style my hair with my fingers and one of those dinky hotel hair dryers if I had to.

stickman46 NJ
02/07/14 8:04 pm

Poncho for rain

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susanr Colorado
02/07/14 8:00 pm

I managed not to forget a thing on my recent trip to San Francisco, unless you count cold & rainy weather gear, which I figured I could borrow there. I keep a running check list suitable for any kind of trip on an iPhone app. I just uncheck the

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susanr Colorado
02/07/14 8:01 pm

items I'll need, or need to do (it includes stuff like stop mail & newspaper, turn off alarms, etc.) appropriate for the current trip, & check again as I do them.

What I'm most likely to forget is my HAIRBRUSH.

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:46 pm

I think we're going to be good - my mom is driving us to the airport and she's pretty thorough.

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 7:59 pm

Thank you, these are great reminders so far - keep them coming!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 7:49 pm

Warm weather gear. It's been miserably hot off and on in parts of Florida.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:46 pm

I hope so!! The forecast has been really hit or miss..,

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 10:58 pm

I'm just going by our hangouts when one day they're freezing and the next week they've goy the A/C on. "Freezing" being relative - we won't see their "freezing" (mid 50s) for another two months here. I hope it works out great for you.

icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 11:05 pm

Thank you, I'm sure we'll have a wonderful time no matter what the weather brings!

dawl adulting
02/07/14 7:49 pm

Sunblock, plenty of underwear, more than you think you need. A good book, probiotics, any vitamins you need.

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:46 pm

Underwear - check!

presrvd Phoenix
02/07/14 7:46 pm

I always forget charging cables. Whether for the laptop, iPhone or iPad, I always seem to end up short when I arrive at the destination. Double check. =)

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 10:47 pm

The scary part is those are all last-minute items

alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/07/14 7:45 pm

A gorgeous new piece of lingerie...surprise Mr Icytoes. :)

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Kay41 the Midwest
02/07/14 7:45 pm

Is this your Florida trip? How exciting!

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icytoes the tepid north
02/07/14 7:58 pm

Yup, we're off to the opposite end of the country!!

Kay41 the Midwest
02/07/14 8:03 pm

Have a great time!