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In all the excitement of getting prepared to go on vacation, you can easily forget that you’re going to need to have something to wear for traveling, as well as enough clothing for when you arrive. All too often, people pack all of their most comfortable clothes and then have to find and wear whatever is left over, meaning they are uncomfortable on the journey. This is particularly unfortunate if you are on a plane for a number of hours with nowhere to go – being uncomfortable because of your clothing is a nightmare.
Prepare what you are going to wear for your flight well ahead of time and you can be sure of a much better level of comfort. What should you wear though? Here are some suggestions.
Sitting for hours at a time in one spot – a spot that is notoriously cramped – when you travel by plane is hard enough, but if you are in pants that just don’t allow for any movement or stretch, then you can feel even worse.
The best pants to wear are something stretchy or loose. Tight fitting jeans or other types of pants will not work well. The material should also be nice and soft, to give even more comfort. It’s not just a matter of comfort either; if you sit for too long in one place wearing pants that are too tight, your circulation can be affected, and you might even develop deep vein thrombosis. Compression socks can help if you are worried that you could be susceptible.
A Relaxed Top
Again, when it comes to a top, just as with your pants, the more relaxed the better. If you want to arrive looking neat and chic, don’t choose material that easily wrinkles because it is definitely going to be wrinkled on a plane.
Planes are usually cold places to be due to the air that needs to be circulated around. It’s best in that case to wear long sleeves. Alternatively, wear layers so that if you do get chilly, you can add a cardigan or sweater to warm up again.
Layers are a great idea for planes for a number of different reasons. Not only will it allow you to regulate your temperature when you are flying, but it can help when you are on the ground too. Airports can be hot places – there are lots of people rushing through, and they can be stressful too which will always put your body temperature up – so you might want a t-shirt there. Moving to the lounge and then to the plane, you can add a layer. Then you might be delayed on the runway and get hot again – you can fix that problem immediately.
The point is, wearing layers means that you can ensure you are comfortable and in control, which can help with nerves too.
Don’t forget another important aspect of traveling on a plane; your carry-on luggage. Make sure you sort some suitable carry on luggage that is easy and comfortable to transport. It should be lightweight and the right size so that it fits in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you.
Avoid anything with studs or zippers that might catch and pull, and you don’t want anything heavy as it could cause a problem trying to store it.
I'd Love to be able to say that I had a 'good time after all' camping, but sadly, no, I did not. I do not think I will ever enjoy being swarmed by bugs (I guess they were gnats so at least they didn't bite), but they were so very thick I couldn't breath. I think my lungs need to be scraped out because they are probably coated in thick blackish green varmints. I did sustain a bright red mosquito bite or two, too.
The nights were colder than Antarctica and I spent them (in the tent) trying to keep my two year old warm in the sleeping bag, so I didn't hardly sleep at all, keeping my kiddo covered up, yet breathing.
I was freaking out because I am a 'wuss' when it comes to insects of any kind, so with every ant or spider I'd see, I'd throw a tizzy fit. I cannot help it, I wasn't raised camping at all. I can't stand being dirty and by day five, I had run completely out of any of my own clothing, due to chasing Braxton into the lake and getting my few pairs of jeans caked with the red clay mud which was an entirely different story in itself...... AND....I had to endure the entire three hour trip home in my underwear, wrapped in a blanket. No clothing left to change into for the ride home. I was covered in filth and had whiskery legs......ewwwwwwwwwwww!
(Good thing my hubby was the driver....and I peed in a cup instead of getting out of the car at rest stops and reavealing my underwear...........when I had to go......peeing all over the seat, because I cannot aim that well into a McDonald's beverage cup........grrrrrr.)
My period had begun on day two and I bled heavily through everything. (Ever since Braxton was born, I have not kept track of my menstrual cycle, although it always is pretty regular, coming around the 21st each month, but alas, I was unprepared.)
I had even ended up running out of diapers and clothes for Braxton, too. He kept on running to the lake (I mean, who could blame him....he's only two and was fascinated throwing rocks into the water.)
The problem was, he kept getting soaked, and then tearing off all of his clothing and throwing them onto the lakeshore. Each time he did that and I, trying to be the good, patient loving mommy, would then have to carry him kicking, screaming, cussing and naked back up to the camp site. I should by all means be as muscular now as a body builder, because Braxton gets to be mighty heavy, especially stiffening up and trying to head butt me as I took him back to get him cleaned up.
(Braxton would get bored throwing rocks into the water and aim for nearby boats....that is why the 'fun' had to stop.....unless I wanted lawsuits.)
So, besides chasing Braxton all day, (which is all a part of Mommyhood, I know........but I had NO help, due to my husband fishing and riding quads all day.)
I love Braxton, but it all felt like work, and I could have done that at home (without the bugs.)
One last thought.....has anyone ever heard of a dog...........(a four year old black lab to be precise) going 'crap' only in the water? How very embarrassing.......every time we took our dog to the lake for a swim, he'd go out about ten feet from shore and empty his bowels.....and I'm talking some serious dumps.......every few yards all the way down the shore. It was very, very obvious to any onlookers what ol' Banner the dog was 'up to.'
I really didn't feel like the water was very clean and I didn't even want to put my toe in it for fear of a huge yellow dog turd floating up at me.
My husband and older kids would go swimming and I just shuddered at the thought of it. The water up there in the mountains was otherwise crystal clear and the fishing was good.....so the guys 'said.' I only saw a few.
This was very hard..............indeed.........I need a VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!