Have you ever wondered how we pack for six or more months overseas? I just returned from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. For this two week trip I packed the same size airline carry-on suitcase and same camera backpack as if my journey was for six months.
Part of the retirement plan is to sell our car and buy a Ford F-150 pick-em-up truck. Rather than settle in a single place, we wish to stay in small scenic towns across the Southwest. Towns like Moab, UT; Taos, NM; and Page, AZ. The goal is to get me closer to photography. One cannot get great photos breezing into a town for a night or two. I want to stay in each town for 3-6 months and experience numerous lunar cycles. The truck is necessary to do a modern day version of the Clampets when moving from town to town. So this weekend was the big test. Will all of our belongings fit into a truck? Gayle’s belongings could fit into two suitcases. On the other hand, I have a large Epson printer, printer stand, golf clubs, computers, monitors and photo books and lenses…. On the attached photo, you can see the blue tape on the floor where I have outlined the dimensions of a Ford truck bed. The indentations are the wheel wells. The two large boxes at the end are wardrobe containers. Bottom line is I have more donations to do….