Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Can We Take It (Home) ?
Okay, this time even we have to admit it was perhaps too much luggage. Two bags per person, plus a carry on, plus a personal item, plus a baby bag, plus a stroller, plus a car seat, plus food for immediate consumption on the plane = with in airline regulation, but A LOT TO CARRY. This is us departing Florida with JUST the carry ons.
US arriving in Copenhagen with everything. Lets see, thats two rolling carts, a stroller loaded up, and rolling bag stacked up. How many trips down the elevator to the train will this take? Then, how will we get it on the train? Then off and across the open snowy platform up another elevator in the freezing snow, and to the parking lot to meet our ride? And will it fit in the van?
Yes it did.
Home Sweet Home, just 24 hours after leaving Florida.
There has been snow on the ground since two weeks before Christmas.
Nice to be back at our cozy cottage in the woods.
Now to see what was in all those suitcases 3 months, a 5th Birthday, and a big Christmas later after leaving Sweden November 20th. I am thinking they are full of mostly kid stuff. I know there is not much in the food, health and beauty, or adult clothing categories, save our new shoes and snow suits. Not even a single jar of peanut butter or a bag of chocolate chips made the cut. But lots of English language books, toys, games, DVDs did. Now to find a place to put it all. Perhaps the American penchant for excess may have infected us a wee bit on this trip. Can we take? Yes we can. Will we next time? In the stuff category no, in the glory of living department, yes. We will take a little more free space next trip, travel a little lighter. But I am still excited to see what all this stuff is. Off to unpack! What an amazing trip it was.

3 comments:

swedishouse said...

Welcome Home Sweet Homee!
Wow that's a lot of luggage
julie x

Rose said...

Wow, that's a LOT of stuff!

Welcome home. I'm sure it feels good to be there again.

AnnaSara said...

WOW! I can say, I've been there and done that --- as one of the kids, with my two large adult suitcases and my two large carry-ons plus my own snuggly bear or whatnot. :) Like father like son?

I'm imaging a similar endeavor for us coming up soon.