Friday, June 16, 2017

Packing For The Cruise

  The other day I mentioned that we are headed to Alaska on a cruise. Of course, we are really excited about getting away from home and visiting one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With all the good with travel comes one glaring problem. Packing. 
  We have been sifting through the closets and dressers to gather all the clothes we need for a week long trip. Considering that we've been clearing out all of our old clothes since our move to California you would think that this would be an easy task. But no. It appears it isn't. It also turns out that packing our clothes is the easiest part of packing.
  Since starting this blog I may have gone a little bit...how would you say...camera crazy. Okay, I've been camera crazy for a few years but now I have an excuse. Hey, I gotta get the best shots. Normally our travel has kept us safely on the ground and I have been able to pack all of our gear with ease. This trip, however, is a little more tricky. Not only do we have to fly to Alaska, we have to take a 2 hour bus trip to get to the ship and once on board we have to live in a tiny cabin for a week. So we've been discussing what camera gear is a need and which gear is a must. The good news is that we are currently down to two bags from four. The bad news is we still disagree on the little things. How many GoPro's do we really need? Do we really need to take that many lenses? Ahh! I'm pretty sure that we won't come to our final decisions until right before we walk out the door. It's silly, I know, but that's what happens when there is more than one person that likes to take photos and it's because of that that I don't mind helping to make those tough choices.
  My mother-in-law likes to try and out do me when it comes to photography and while she's never really beat me in our little heads up contest, it is fun to watch her try. This trip will be no different. I can't in good conscience bring all these lenses and expensive gear just to let her beat me. If for some crazy reason she takes the best photo of the trip I guess I would be forced to have to share that here with you. But Teressa, it isn't happening.
 In just a few days we'll be aboard our ship and living adventure. We're excited to share with you our trip reports from each stop along our itinerary and of course the photos and videos that come back with us. We'll see you when we return. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get out there and find your own adventure.

Brandan 

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