Sunday, May 2, 2010

Heading to the UK

I'm headed to the UK (United Kingdom, not University of Kentucky) this week for some work meetings. This is my second trip to the UK and I learned some things last time I was over there that I have applied to this trip. First and foremost, you don't need as many clothes as you think you do and the heavier your suitcase is the worse it is going to be on in point, on my last trip I was put in a 'corner' room in a hotel in London. This corner room was up the elevator, down a hall way, down three stairs, up two stairs and around the corner. My suitcase was too large to roll down the hallway off the hallway to my room and when I got to my room, I could barely open it up on the floor in front of my bed, needless to say I learned my lesson.
I only brought the necessities with me this time and hope to post some pictures and information about my trip along the way.
1. I purchased a hard-sided, feather weight suitcase from Steinmart for $79 dollars. Even with all my stuff for 5 days overseas, the thing weighs 44 pounds. Pretty excited...hope it holds up!
2. Flip Video Camera - if you don't have one, get one...they are AWESOME. Thanks mom and dad for getting me mine for Christmas!
3. Cannon Point and Shoot - It is just a camera, nothing special but takes great pictures and has fantastic optical zoom which I understand means I can zoom far and so far so good.
4. Backpack - Yes I am back in school, but I have my computer, some necessary files, two changes of clothes, make-up and my new People magazine inside.
5. I heart Beef Pin - I always argue with my Scottish and English counterparts about grassfed vs. corn fed beef so I thought I would leave it on for the trip, it will be a good conversation piece.
6. Neck Pillow - I tried and tried to use the inflatable ones, but I kept getting a hole in them so I found one that will attach to my backpack with a strap and like it a lot better.
Hope I can post pictures and stories along the way...

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