As I write this blog post, I’m in the fantastic city of Calgary, Alberta. I’m here for business and my work involves visiting a distillery where I’ll be participating in a videoshoot.
I’m thinking I’ve learned a lesson that will be valuable to those in my situation: packing jeans for traveling, you need to consider your environmental conditions and what you know about how you walk. I will get to explaining this in a moment.
While I had enough forethought to bring a pair of jeans and hiking boots for the conditions at the distillery (lots of walking on the nearly 40 acre grounds; mud, ice and gravel in some areas), I failed to think that I might need another pair as a back-up. Added to this was unexpected rain in Calgary this morning which left large muddy puddles.
The problem is that I’ve got a funny walk. The way my feet move results in me spraying up mud and dirt from the ground. The result is mud-splattered jeans on the back of my legs.
I visited the Distillery today to scope out the best areas for the shoot and got all muddy. With no back-up pair of jeans to wear tomorrow for the videoshoot I had to come up with a solution – a mini-laundering in the sink of my hotel room.
Lesson learned – pack my extra pair of jeans. This way I won’t be stuck with one dirty pair that needs to dry overnight.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation, wishing you had packed an extra pair of a certain item?
Feature photo: Suitcases at Dereham Station by Les Haines.