Final Preparations

We plan to leave tomorrow morning – first thing. The goal for today is to be packed and ready to go – tonight. So are we?

I worked on paring down the first aid supplies.


Memories and decisions.

The poison ivy from a roadside stop was getting worse. I bought the spray on the left because it was all I could find. It didn’t work very well. Finally I found some Calamine Lotion which worked much better. Toss the spray and pack the Calamine – in a smaller container. One decision made.

Tim joined my days-long get-ready project. He started sorting through the tools.


And added a Block Island flag to our new reflective banner.




We welcomed the UPS man with our new lighter shorter travel pump.

I took a short packing break to pick Maggie up from a visit with the veterinarian.

And check at the Brookton’s Market for bread saved for the Caroline Food Pantry. There were six flats of bread to transport ton the food pantry. But should I ask Maggie to oversee the bread in the back of the van? Better try to fit it in the front seat.

But the door wouldn’t shut. With a little help from Maggie’s leash, we made it over to unload the bread and then return the crates to the market.



It’s dark. We’ve finished dinner. I’m fussing with iPhone photographs that are coming into this blog upside down. Tim is explaining to me that it’s probably because I’m holding the iPhone “upside down” because I’m left-handed. I’m giving Tim a hard time about that. Meanwhile he’s trying to figure out how to get the new updated road map into the new GPS.

I’d say we’re almost ready to go.


Our next report, I hope, will be from Bainbridge!

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Susan C. Larkin

Most of the time I take close-ups of plants—especially seed pods and other remnants left after the plant has flowered. Sometimes my close-ups change. So far, hands and abandoned machinery have pulled me away from plants.

2 thoughts on “Final Preparations”

  1. OMG! I have tears from laughing so hard at this post. You have done everything to prepare yourself for this trip. Now hit the sack!

  2. so very impressed with the attention to detail to which the two of you attend. Poison ivy –NOT a good idea! Question: Do you know other folk who make such vacation trips?

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