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 for a videoshoot.
I’ve learned a lesson on this trip that will be valuable to those in my situation. I now will make sure to pack two pairs of jeans for an overnight trip.
Wearing jeans for traveling makes sense. They are comfortable for long bouts of sitting on a train or plane.
But when you’re packing for a trip, you need to consider your environmental conditions and the way you walk. Walk? Yes and I’ll explain in a moment.
I didn’t anticipate walking on mud, ice and gravel ground at the distillery. While I had enough forethought to bring a pair of jeans and hiking boots, I didn’t bring a back-up pair. In addition to this, there 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’ve had to come up with a solution. I’ve done a mini-laundering in the sink of my hotel room!
Lesson learned: pack an extra pair of jeans for an overnight trip. This way I won’t be stuck with one dirty pair that needs to dry overnight.[divider]
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.