I’m sloooooowwwlllyyyy getting ready to leave for Casa on Friday. I knew I had to buy a backpack for Morocco as we will be taking some weekend trips and I will be backpacking (kind of) after my assignment. I also had to purchase a sleeping bag. I went to Mountain Equipment Co-op, downtown Toronto this weekend. It’s a pretty cool, not for profit, retail store with everything you can imagine for the outdoors. I had already researched the pack, but decided to venture into the sleeping bag section. I was so shocked to see sleeps with price tags over $300!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I asked the gentleman in the section more about the technology of the bags. Needless to say, I was there for about 30 minutes learning about the rating system, the reason for higher prices, etc… And, of course, it ended up with me getting in one. hehe. I left the store without buying a sleeping bag because I couldn’t justify the price. BUT, I had a good time trying them out. I ended up buying a Roots (Canadian clothing brand) sleeping bag from Canadian Tire (large Canadian retailer) for $40!! It’s bulky but I think it will be fine for just one night 🙂
So after much procrastination, I finally started thinking about packing tonight. I say thinking because I actually haven’t put anything in a suitcase. I have simply pulled some items off hangers and took clothes off shelves. I will start the process of the packing strategy, most likely, on Thursday. I also made a list of things I have to do before I leave. I thought the list was small, but it’s growing at a high rate of speed. I’m not worried though, I will get it done. Thankfully, I have finished all of my CSC pre work!!
I think I am last minute because my current role has taken up a lot of my mental capacity. I have one more, very important, client meeting on Thursday. I will probably run out of the meeting feeling like a kid on the last day of school before summer holidays, when the bell rings.
My flight is Friday at 6:25pm. It will be here in the blink of an eye.