Handsome. Intelligent. Cunning. Adventurer. Archeologist. Light Packer. Awesome.
Indy has the ability to pack for an adventure in a single piece of carry-on luggage all while still having space for delicate artifacts.When I pack I for an adventure I want to be him. Not only will it make my husband happy that I can pack 8 days worth of clothing in a carry-on (I have done 2 weeks before!) but, I will also succeed in being much much cooler than I actually am.
As I get ready to leave on my version of an Indian Jones Adventure, I am starting to look hard at the space I have to spend, all while longing for an simple wardrobe that will let me get the work done, in the 8 days I will be gone. In this particular post I am inviting you along, on a short and possibly boring packing adventure….
|1 pair of flip flops||Shower and/or beach use… mostly for shower I don’t trust the foot health of my fellow dormies|
|1 pair of well worn Chuck’s||Their lean design and athletic build will let you run from the Chupacabra and stroll down the dusty streets of Baja.|
|1 Pair of boots||Boots for working and hiking — ‘One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you’ (Ok, maybe not that part)|
|1 Hat||to rule them all… wait, I’m not going on a quest to Mordor!|
|Sunscreen||I have darker tan-able skin, but I know how the sneaky sun rays work. Today I may look like a golden goddess but a few years down the road I will look like a wrinkled spotted-prune. Sun protection is a must.. oh and I really don’t look like a golden goddess (That was just hyperbole!)|
|2 Pairs of cargo pants||Classic attire|
|1 pair of stretchy pants||“Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room.. it’s for fun. ” — Nacho. I may not be a man but I do love my stretchy pants, especially after Dessert Tacos (they deserve an entire blog to themselves)|
|2 Pair of Cut off Jeans (aka hipster pants)||Cut to the calf that is! Modest is hottest, plus working in daisy dukes is just a plain bad idea.. think disease ridden dirt, roofing nails and fleas.|
|1 pair of standard jeans||for the ride to and from the ultimate destination|
|5 work shirts||the good ol’ t-shirt|
|2 button down shirts||In case of a chilly day this little beauty will double as a light sweater|
|1 tank top||beach attire! can and will be paired with the hipster pants!|
|1 dress||We usually end up attending some dressier event or if it is hot it will be the air conditioned outfit.|
|1 blouse||For the ride to and from the ultimate destination|
Not much more I can say here.
This is the part of packing is I fail almost every time. I don’t know why I think I need 3 chapsticks or extra floss. Somehow, I jam it all in my poor, seam stretched toiletry bag. This time will be different… remember the goal is to be like Indy not a beauty queen.
|8 Q-Tips||Extremely important, the wind where we work puts dirt in places you didn’t know existed|
|Hair brush and 3 rubber bands||for my 3 ponytails.. just kidding!|
|1 eyeliner+Face powder||ugh, magazines, one day I wont believe you anymore|
|shampoo& conditioner||They count as one|
|razor||I Don’t want to be the actual Chupacabra|
|lotion||Im pretty sure Indy uses lotions, look at how flawless his complexion is.|
|1! Chapstick||Just 1 this time 😉|
|Phew! that was a close one, see how easy it is to get out of control.|
|Travel Blow Dryer||Don’t want to catch a cold in the night!|
|Toothbrush||Always room for that!|
Heart of Darkness — I made a pact to myself that it would be read this summer!
I did not included an authentic Indy whip or revolver, but I am pretty sure my adventure still will be memorable. Now that I am packed a few days early I can start my book or maybe watch Indiana secure a sacred artifact and get the girl.
*** I am not a hipster, I just think they have very functional pants***
Photo Cred. Indiana Jones:
Indiana Jones and the Raider’s of the Lost Ark. Dir. Stephen Spielberg. Perf. Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. Lucasfilm LTD. 1981. Film