Swimming every night this week hasn’t felt like a workout. And as much as biyatch and moan, I’m getting better. It’s almost enjoyable. Learning how to exhale instead of hold my breath has been a hard lesson. Meanwhile my forearms feel like I’ve been scooping ice cream all day at Cold Stone. Soreness.
As a right of vacation passage today, I have to ask what everyone is doing for the July 4th holiday weekend. Spill the plans kids! I personally adore fireworks and love seeing all that money go up in the air. Per my standard enigma superstitious ways we do have some travel plans, but it could be we hang local. The pains and joys of airline standby.
I will say I am becoming quite the packer. I was once opposed to schlepping my Osprey Aura around, but I now prefer to throw it on my back than fumble around with a wheeled suitcase. I get plenty of booshi* from passers by, but whatever I’m like city camping Barbie. In the words of Mean Girls, it’s fetch.
When traveling with a carry on, between 3.0 oz liquids and being a girl, my options are limited. These options force me to get creative. I love my shampoo and rather than waste money on Pert Plus travel size, I find old Bath & Body Works lotion bottles, empty out the contents and fill them up with my own bubbles. I always pack scarves, yes even in summer. Not quite a hoody, not quite an accessory. They keep me comfortable when on the frigid plane, and they work for cooler summer nights. Running shoes of course, but I always love a solid pair of flip flops, comfy! We throw our Olympus shockproof camera in our bag, the thing is shock, sand, snow water and wife-drop proof. Our latest toy, the Apple iTouch has moves galore. And another must-have we’ve taken every, single time, our GoLite jackets. They pack down to nothing and are perfect for all-weather!
Could be all packed up and nowhere to go, but we’ll get in the fireworks fo sho.
Will Smith was literally the king of Fourth of July movies, what’s your favorite Will Smith alien-fighting movie? Or you have another fun movie that you ring in the fourth with?