Thursday, September 6, 2018


Mr. B and I getting ready to leave Cody, WY


I did laundry and started organizing and packing everything two days before we left so I would have time to adjust if needed. I really tried to keep things minimal and I think I did pretty good with packing for the most part. We had roughly planned our travels out and then ended up changing the end of our trip.  Instead of traveling the last couple days, we were camping so there were a couple things so I would have changed packing if I had planned for camping as well but overall we did really well with what we packed.

One of the things I bought at the last minute were some packing cubes. I found them really helpful but wished I'd bought a second set in another color and plan to order another set before our next trip.  I watched multiple YouTube videos on using packing cubes to get a good idea of the best way to pack them.  Having one color for Mr B and one color for myself would have made it much easier when pulling them out to know which cube I needed. 

Clothes were minimal: 2 pairs of jeans, 2 t-shirts, a hoodie, a swimsuit, 3 pairs of socks and 3 underwear. I also packed 2 bras, a pair of capri's and a button down long sleeve shirt for myself. Changes I would make to what I packed would include not taking the t-shirts as we both bought 2 t-shirts. I will also pack a couple more pairs of underwear for each of us next time. I should have also taken some type of sandals for Mr. B as he didn't have anything to wear while we were on the beach and sand. I thought I'd done pretty well with the toiletries but probably need to figure out how to reduce what I took a little bit. Maybe I'll take a tinted moisturizer instead of a moisturizer and foundation on the next trip.

So, all the packing cubes got put in a rubber bag we borrowed and put on the back of the sissy bar.  Our electronics and toiletry bag were stored in the left saddlebag and my purse and sunscreen along with a few other things we needed were in the right saddlebag.  I frequently put a bottle of water in the saddlebag for rest breaks between gas stops.

Glendive, MT - packed and ready for the last leg of our journey home

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