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To dream the impossible dream

It's not pretty, but the carry-on is packed - minus one pair of jeans, my laptop and makeup bag. I haven't been this proud of myself since I figured out how to program the VCR.

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Marguerite said…
Fantastic, BG! My bag is open and laying on my bed right now, too. One more tip. I premeasure out whatever prescription meds I might need to take while in flight. I put these in a separate little pill bottle. That way I don't have to take out every bottle to get just one. Also, eliminates the risk of spilling them. No charge!
Cathy Hamilton said…
Excellent suggestion. Thanks! Have a safe and memorable trip. Talk to you on the rebound....
KJ said…
WOW! Way to go, Cathy! Have a fabulous trip...
Cathy Hamilton said…
Bummer, peeps! The bag is 10 pounds overweight by Lufthansa's standards. Regrouping!!!!
Laurie said…
Regrouping is easy... delete some extra's from hubby's bag and take up the newly found space :)

Enjoy your trip and bring us back some recipies.

Laurie
Kim from Nebraska said…
Are all those makeup bottles sub 4-ounces or whatever the weight limit is on that. They look big in the pix. Since I don't fly, internationally or domestically, I don't know what the weight limit is. Good luck on paring down. Have a great trip.
Ann said…
It looks like you have your travel size liquid bottles in 2 baggies. TSA can be very picky about the one baggie thing.

I like the idea laurie had of getting rid of things in hubbies bag and using that space! Too funny!
Cathy Hamilton said…
The bottles are less than 4 oz but I do have two baggies. I'll go to the store and get the biggest ones I can find. Thanks, everyone, for the help. God knows I need it.
Cathy Hamilton said…
OK, I can't buy the biggest one I can find, but it's amazing how much you can cram into a one-quart bag. Thanks, Ann, for the catch. Had to let go of the hairspray, anti-bacterial gel and body lotion but I did it without crying.
Ann said…
Glad I could help! They can be weird about the one baggy thing.
I once saw a guy have only ONE 3 oz bottle and they took it away because it wasn't in the quart baggy!

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