Pre-departure Preparations

Hello!  Meg here.

I wanted to share the latest completed task on our pre-departure checklist…our packing list.

We’ve been working for a couple months gathering supplies and deciding what nonessential items we must leave behind.

One of the more difficult things is preparing for the variety of weather we will encounter.  For example, Mexico City in January can be as warm as 70*F and as cold at 45*F.  As we work our way south, we’ll cross the equator around Quito, Ecuador where it is pretty much 65*F year-round, but in more coastal cities it could be in the 90s.  Towards the end of our trip we’ll be in the southern hemisphere’s winter where it could get down to the 30s-40s.  Brrr!  So that explains why we need to make room for bulkier items, such as our L.L. Bean waterproof raincoats, our EMS warm jackets, and our Under Armor cold gear long underwear.  Full disclosure: our L.L. Bean raincoats match.  It’s not something we’re proud of, we don’t think its “cute,” it was a matter of the youth raincoats being on clearance and if it wasn’t the lovely ladylike deep purple that we both chose, our options were baby blue or bright fuchsia.  So, so no need to worry that we are letting ourselves go and breaking the rules of lesbian fashion, it was simply a matter of necessity.  But come to think of it, it is hilarious to see matching couples (i.e. Disneyworld), maybe I’ll give Rachelle another photo assignment…

Over and out,


Rachelle’s Pack



Meg’s Pack


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