Our Middle Grandson is in Army Boot Camp at Fort Benning Georgia. This weekend is Family Weekend. He is close to graduation and I guess the Army does things different than we did in the Navy in 1969! We are going up, alone with His Wife, and Parents. It is only a 3 hour drive, so that part is good. But my Wife's preparations for any trip, be it a week or a month, is a painful litany of lists, walking back and forth, looking in every nook and cranny in the apartment, and asking me a hundred time what outfit she should wear. She has always been a very nervous traveler. And it has always bothered me, but no, with LBD, her gyrations now drive me crazy! She has to pack enough for a month in the arctic! I take two pair of skivvies and a tooth brush! But the most disturbing part for me is it has lasted ALL day!! And now into the night, my most difficult time. I have tole her this many times. to no avail. She does what she does!! She wants to be equipped for any happenstance! Heck, I never took as much stuff on an 8 month deployment as she does for a two day trip!!
I hate travel now. I never really liked travel, but now it is a bridge too far and the preparation is too painful. But, once there, I hope we will have a good and interesting time. Until then, I have to endure the skittering around and the constant quest to take more things!