LUCY BURDETTE: John and I have always been a little smug about traveling light. I have to admit that if we travel with another couple, it's possible that we badger them into only bringing carry-on luggage. If I can fit everything into this suitcase (which we call "the mini") and a backpack, I'm especially pleased.
Which is why some of our friends might get a giggle about our trips between Key West and Connecticut. We jam a Subaru wagon plus the pod strapped on top to the absolute brim. I blame the extra baggage on the animals, John is not so sure. He's not animal crazy the way I am, so the idea of schlepping a big Australian Shepherd and a cat 2000 miles each way seems a bit absurd to him. (So as you can tell, he's a very nice man:).)
|the boys in the back seat|
|Yoda relaxing in the hotel|
"Be careful," I said, "there's a cat in there."
"Of course ma'am," he said, and tucked the kennel in gently next to the litter box and the massive sack of pet supplies.
Then he picked up the cooler. "What's in here, the rabbit?"
We all burst out laughing.
Are you a light traveler or do you need a lot of extras just in case?