Tuesday, August 30, 2011

50 Pound Goal

It's not what you think....I'm flying to OK tomorrow, and I'm checking one bag.  Most of you might know that I usually travel with carry-ons only.  (And yes, I flew to Germany and Turkey with carry-ons only!  We all did!)  But, a few months ago I bought some cloth diapers for Baby Castle at a yard sale.  I boxed them up, to mail them, and the postmaster told me it would be $17.00 to mail them.  I did some quick math in my head and figured for eight more dollars I could check in a 50-pound suitcase when I traveled there, and take a whole heck of a lot more stuff to them.  So, here we are, the day before the flight.  After hitting clearance sale after clearance sale, and after buying gifts for all we love, and after investing one whole dollar in a "disposable" suitcase, I had Jim weigh the semi-packed case this morning.  35 pounds!  Whoot!  That means I actually might have some room to take along a few clothes and toiletries!  And I'll get to leave the suitcase in OK for someone to pack and bring here for Christmas.  It seems like a flawless plan as long as I don't go over 50 pounds!


KillerB said...

You're so smart!

jasonandchrista said...

I like this plan very much. I know where I get all my cheap-skate traveling smarts!