After scrambling through the airport with a 40-pound backpack, a daypack and a personal bag, we started to feel we might have bitten off more than we could chew (or carry). Did we really need a laptop, two cameras, a video camera, music devices, fully stocked medicine bag, vitamins and a full box of Emergen-C?
As we were standing in line to check our bags, a man in front of us commented how one of our packs looked like it weighed more than Anne. We quickly realized we were the only two people checking in backpacks and they were the only backpacks at the luggage carousels, which made it easy to spot them.
What were we thinking? That’s when we remembered the time we took the airport shuttle from LaGuardia in New York, which drops us off at the Port Authority (crazy busy) and Mike had a backpack and I had a roll bag. If it weren’t for the kindness of several New Yorkers I don’t know how I could have made it up the stairs and out into the bright lights, big city. Thank goodness for SE Asia massages, we’re gonna need them!