T-8 days until my flight to Miami, an impossibly long layover, and then BUENOS AIRES here I come!
Again, I have done nothing to prep for this trip. I was resolving to spend my Saturday shopping for summer dresses and sandals, knowing that because it's totally fall and almost winter that I wouldn't find anything. Then I remembered that this summer never really happened and so I ventured down to the basement and found an entire bin of summer clothes that I stored down there in the fall of '08. I didn't even bring them out this year. Equal parts ecstatic and furious, I rummaged through it and realized that I have plenty of clothes and shoes to bring on my trip. YAY!
And this one won't be a backpacking situation, we're talking hotels with showers and I'm bringing my flatiron and makeup and more than one outfit to wear for two weeks.
I'm going to pick up gifts and stickers for the little kids that I'm sure to meet on this trip. I had a contact card made so I can keep in touch with any new friends (a big thank you to Matt Rector who designed and printed them up for me).
So, I guess this next week will be all about throwing items towards an open suitcase in my bedroom and Saturday will be all about getting that suitcase to shut and dyeing my nasty nasty two inches of bad roots. Then Sunday morning, bye bye rainy cold Minneapolis and hello Sunshine and 80 degrees!