Tomorrow, we commence on our trip to Portugal and France. I actually don't fly out of Atlanta til Wednesday, but I will be at my Dad's tomorrow, getting Jeffrey settled.
Today, I spent some time organizing my food and GF Supplies for the trip. Never mind that I haven't THOUGHT about what I'm presenting at the conference, and I've not considered what I'm wearing while I'm there (I don't even know what the temperature is!)
But I won't go hungry, that is for sure.
I am bringing a rolling backpack as my carry on (with food, pills, my camera, iPod, purse, books, etc) and a suitcase with more food in it for the trip. US Air has a two bag minimum -- one for the plane, one for checking. I don't know if this includes purses, but I'm not much for them on trips anyway. I carry a string bag I can put inside my shirt/pocket.
In the rolling bag, for the plant:
Two dark chocolate bars (one for Randy)
A Dinty Moore Beef Stew *have to check the ounces)
A 3-oz peanut butter cup
A bag of pretzels
A Kind bar or two
This is a lot, I know, but I get bored easily on planes, so why not eat? I hope to grab a couple of Martha Stewart mags from Mary to read. But mostly, I plan to take a Tylenol PM around 9:30 and sleep for six hours. My sis Janet always said her recipe was a Percogesic and a glass of wine. Same thing.
For the whole trip, I'm bringing more of the same:
Kind and Lara Bars
More pretzels and some crackers, too
Zip Lock bags
Crystal Light stir-ins and some Sweet and Low
More peanut butter cups
More Dinty Moore
Some Chicken Vienna Sausages
I know I will be able to find yogurt, fresh fruit, cheese, and fresh veggies in Portugal and France.
I also have packed a stack of Dining Cards in Portuguese that say, "Don't feed me wheat or I'll throw up on you." I also have cards in French. Pas de Pain...Pas de Pao. No bread....in both languages.
I'm a little apprehensive about all of this, to be sure, but it will be OK.
Well, this is it: Wish me luck! If you think of anything I've forgotten, email me, ok?
Much love, and I'll see you with pictures when I get back late next week!
Au Revoir! A bientot. I am an American tourist -- do not hurt me.