knitnana: Ten on Tuesday

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

I didn't participate last week because ten jokes? Ha! I barely know one. So this week? It's Ten Things You Always Bring on Vacation...and I'm late getting this published because I've been sick with a rotten sinus infection, so without further ado:

1. My Nook - with plenty of new and fun reading material.

2. My knitting. Usually that means one semi-challenging project, like a summer shawl, and at least one pair of socks or sometimes mittens, usually colorwork.

3. Sunscreen. Whether in the mountains or the beach (which I rarely go to), there will be a constant of sunscreen.

4. Epi-pen. Because you can't leave home without it, if you're allergic to bees, and I am.

5. A swimsuit or two. Primarily because there will be a pool, or a hot tub or best yet? BOTH!

6. My iPhone: Because it's my camera, my contact with friends via Facebook (yes, even on Vacation, and maybe especially so - I have time to enjoy sharing what's up with friends).

7. Birkenstock Sandals. What ELSE would one wear on vacation? This is presuming the vacation is in the warmer time of year, or going to a warmer climate, if not.

8. A HUGE sun hat. Along with the sunscreen, as I am determined to avoid skin cancer at all costs. My favorite is a extra-large brimmed hat that has rings of color from the tip of the brim to the top of the hat. I can wear it with ANYTHING!

9. My big straw knitting basket. Purple and navy it color-coordinates with most of my wardrobe, and holds everything I need for a day at the beach, a picnic in the mountains, or a 3-day jazz festival in Maymont Park in Richmond!

10. Hmm...I don't actually PACK this one, but it's what we will be packing ourselves into to enjoy the summer travels we'll be taking, my Sweetheart and me. It's what we went shopping for last weekend in a whirlwind trip around the state, buying the car in Yorktown, then trundling up to Richmond to show it off to Sweetheart's son, and then back to Central Virginia via Charlottesville. We did a bit of shopping along the way, too, but *gasp* I did NOT buy yarn.

Oh! I forgot to tell you what #10 IS:

(And yes, I'll also be bringing headscarves, because that baby is a vintage Honda del Sol, with a Targa top (which lifts out and stores neatly above the luggage in the trunk! A convertible!)


Blogger Carole Julius said...

Nice list! Especially that last little item!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

congrats on the new car! Looks like you will be traveling a lot this summer with the top off. Enjoy!

4:13 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

I have VERY fat fingers when accepting comments from my iPhone, and accidentally deleted this comment from Meezermeowmy (aka B-K)

"DH found that he could stay dry with the top off, even in the rain. The trick was to keep moving. The air flow over the roof took all but the heaviest rain with it.

Did you know that the removable roof on a Corvette weighs over 200 lbs, takes 2 people to take it off, and has to be stored in a garage - can't take it with you. The Del Sol's roof fits in a clip in the trunk and there still is room for a large suitcase and more for a weekend. Enjoy!"

7:43 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Sa-weet car!!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Sounds like it's time for a road trip! I love road trips :). But first, I hope that sinus infection has left you, and that you're feeling lots better!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Nice list! I always bring tarot cards and yarn. lol

5:53 PM  

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