A Family of Seven (plus one) Takes Tom to Boston
My husband and I returned Saturday from a Fall Break vacation to Boston with our five children and my husbandís sister. We flew from Louisville and connected to our flight to Boston in Baltimore. My husband carried his Aeronaut and a small Cafe bag. I carried my Tristar and a medium Cafe bag. Our three oldest children carried, among a few other things, Synapseís. And, our girls took their new Field Journal Notebooks, which they received for their birthdays. Iím not going to bother listing by item the packing cubes and pouches that also made the trip. While I donít have any photos of the bigger pieces or the Cafe bags, Iíll just say they performed admirably. I wound up using the Small Cafe bag for my camera and other items I need throughout the day. Having my wallet secured to the bag added tremendous piece of mind. However, I did find that there are hazards in choosing to go carry on only when I accidentally left my Tristar outside one of the airport bathrooms on the return home. I was about to board the plane when I realized I didnít have it. I guess I was too busy counting heads! My husband did locate it but it was a close call and we were the last to board the plane.
What a joy to have pieces that are comfortable to carry and fit an amazing amount of stuff. I do, however, have a few pictures of the Synapseís and an FJN, which my youngest daughter insisted on carrying. On a side note, I found myself looking at the bags other people carry in the airport and for daily use. I must say, ours looked really good!
Thanks Tom for making bags that look great, function well and are a pleasure to use!
Waiting for lunch
The Loves of My Life Waking in the Park. My husband is carrying our youngest son in a non-Tom backpack.
On the USS Constitution
At the New England Aquarium
question about wool clothes + charlie soap
As for packing lightly for variable weather... it's something I did for our most recent vacation. The trick? Layering with wool. It's a little spendy but I took one wool undershirt (in black, that I could wear as a T-shirt) and one thin wool cardigan hoodie. The two combined barely made a dent in my Western Flyer.
what brand woollen clothing were these? I have not been able to find such ultrafine merino wool that is not itchy. I did try the Patagonia undershirts, but they are sporty. Can't pass them off for dress at all.
Also: Charlie's soap---where do you get them?
Thanks so much