Leaving today. I will take the MAX to PDX at about 14:00 where I will meet Rose who is coming down from Seattle. We will catch our 2 hour 20 minute flight to L.A. from Portland at 17:55. Then we have a 3 hour layover until our 13 hour 50 minute flight to Brisbane, Australia. Catching the bus to Toowoomba (less than a 2 hour ride) will be easy because we will have 1 hour 50 minutes. Our friend, Marnie, who we met on the Camino de Santiago in 2014, will pick us in Toowoomba.
Given that I don’t like checking luggage on any flights that involve more than one leg, I finally jammed everything for the 11 week trip into my small suitcase and back pack except the over the ankle boots that I will be required to wear on a trek we will taking about 5 1/2 weeks from now. I don’t want to have to wear the boots on the MAX, around the airports, and to and from other airports. So I put them into a stuff sack which I will hook onto my suitcase until I have to board the planes. There will be many flights within Australia and on to New Zealand. After I board the planes, I will take them off (for comfort) and put them into the overhead bins. I sure hope this idea works.
Below is the photo of my overstuffed luggage.
This is going to be a fabulous adventure.
September 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Godspeed! I hope your trip is as enjoyable as I picture it!
September 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Nancy,You don’t want apples? Call me,please
September 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm
Bon voyage! Happy journeys. See you on the return side.
Tom On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:03 PM Traveling Nancy wrote:
> Nancy Panitch posted: “Leaving today. I will take the MAX to PDX at > about 14:00 where I will meet Rose who is coming down from Seattle. We > will catch our 2 hour 20 minute flight to L.A. from Portland at 17:55. > Then we have a 3 hour layover until our 13 hour 50 minute flig” >
September 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm
Great job of packing. Guess you are experienced by now. Did you figure out how to vote in the upcoming election?
Have a great adventure.
September 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Sounds like quite an adventure. Have fun!
September 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm
Great job of packing light for a long trip. Have good flights.
September 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm
I am happy to be going on another vicarious trip with you. I will once again join in on the fun. Wouldn’t it be something to get a ride in the pocket of a kangaroo!
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September 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm
HAve a wonderful trip Nancy, I look forward to reading your blogs. Thank you for the information you gave me on stem cell. You have given me an avenue to pursue for my education on this subject and I am very grateful.
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September 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm
John and I are delighted to follow your adventure!!! XO Sarah
September 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm
glad to see that you’ve packed light – we will try to also.
September 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm
Happy and safe travels!!
September 20, 2016 at 7:30 am
September 20, 2016 at 8:33 pm
You go girl, and send back lots of photos! Happy trails!
September 20, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Happy times in OZ, Nancy. I know you’ll love it!