Subject: Packing Essentials
Twine and duct tape, so that we can make improvised boxes and handles for bringing things home. Duct tape has hundreds of other uses, too -- Sarah couldn't live without it. A Swiss Army knife -- I couldn't live without it. A small book to make notes and lists, remember names and phone numbers, jot down recommendations for food, hotels, etc.

A sense of calm, a sense of humor, a sense of adventure, a sense that we are not in Kansas anymore.

Ed in KC