I’ve been to Walt Disney World more than 25 times. I long ago lost count, but it’s somewhere between 25 and 31 times (I think). But the point is, I’ve had plenty of practice with packing for my trips. I’ve packed a few weeks in advance. I’ve packed a week in advance. Heck, I’ve even done a few pack-the-night-before fiascoes. I’ve over-packed, under-packed, packed just what we need…By now I know what I need for a Disney World trip.
I’d say I have less experience with short 2-4 day trips. I have gone on weekend trips to other places before and only had to pack a carry-on sized bag, and I don’t recall having any issues as far as taking too much or forgetting things. But, by golly, for the life of me I cannot seem to get my stuff packed for the Expedition Everest Challenge next weekend!
Packing my race clothes and shoes was easy. It’s everything else that’s jacking with my brain. I keep flip flopping with how many changes of clothes I’m going to take. It’s like, “I’ll just take these 3 shirts. But I kind of want this 4th shirt. Maybe shirt number 5 will be more comfortable? Ok, I’ll just take all 5 shirts….wait….WHY do I need 5 shirts?” I’m frustrating myself.
Don’t even get me started on the shoe situation. Ummm, ok well I got myself started on the shoe situation by saying that, didn’t I? Well, since I brought it up….I’m obviously taking my running shoes. I was going to only take one other pair of shoes for going to the parks, but then I started telling myself, “These shoes will be better for on the plane but this other pair will be better for race packet pick-up and the parks. But do I really have room for 2 pairs of shoes in the carry-on? Crap! I haven’t even put my toiletries in here!” Then I cover my face with my hands and mumble incoherently, which is a good thing since those incoherent sounds are basically lots of four letter words that I’m spouting as an alternative to ripping the skin from my face.
I was not expecting myself to be such a pain in the right butt cheek over packing for such a short Disney trip. I’m gonna get some sleep and tomorrow after work I’m gonna tackle this packing thing and get on with my Disney life!
See Ya Real Soon!