I am packing for a 12 day trip to Paris and the French countryside. I have worked diligently through the years to pare down what I take on vacations. In the past I have always over packed.
There was my first trip to England where I took three bags, one large, one medium and one small. Each one weighed 60 lbs. My luggage weighed more than I did. I never did wear that tuxedo. Yet I didn't learn the lesson either.
About 5 years ago we took a 5 day weekend trip to Puerto Rico. I decided I did not want to wait for my luggage on the other end and packed as light as I possibly could. It's Puerto Rico, you need two pairs of shorts and swimsuit, right? So I packed light, we walked off our plane, to the curb and into a taxi. We were in our hotel before most people were out of the terminal.
I was hooked!
Which brings me to this trip, we cashed in our points and we are flying first class. And I am allowed to have THREE checked bags. Now I'm no fool, I know I can't carry all that. I am only taking two checked bags. However I have slipped an empty duffel bag in, just in case I need to bring back MORE.
P.S. Don't tell Mr Cooper. I have been packing in secret so as to not freak him out.