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DOH! What did you forget to pack?

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On 5/30/2019 at 6:39 PM, Baked Alaska said:

Just a fun, but necessary question to get all of us thinking about packing for our next cruise(s): what was THAT thing that you forgot to pack? 

For me, it was my slippers. Can't stand going barefoot in the cabin or balcony. Had to dedicate a pair of socks to slipper duty. Needless to say, they were very very dirty on the bottom.

Oh man... I am the same way...i have a pair of "travel" slippers that I would NEVER wear at home!  Only on vacation.  And i wash them.  I've even been known to throw them away after a trip and just start over! LOL

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56 minutes ago, RickinSTL said:

Beef Jerky for the flight.. Its one of my superstitions ive had since flying in Military aircraft .  I had to get some at the STL airport.. that cost me like $12.00 

Not really a jerky fan myself, but my BIL loves it--makes his own. I keep a lookout for him and found this place  They have flavors I'd have never thought of--crawfish jerky??? I don't think he ever ordered from them, but thought you might get a kick out of their website.

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I’ve actually had nightmares about not being packed and I keep trying to pack and I can’t for some reason!  Obviously my brain was worried about something.  It’s funny...I make a new list every time I travel.  I could make a master but it’s fun to come up with the new one...it’s like packing early lol.  Jane

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6 hours ago, RickinSTL said:

Beef Jerky for the flight.. Its one of my superstitions ive had since flying in Military aircraft .  I had to get some at the STL airport.. that cost me like $12.00 

LET'S GO BLUES!

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On 5/31/2019 at 11:05 AM, Baked Alaska said:

My biggest fear (equal to passports) is forgetting my son's EpiPens. He needs both doses (two EpiPens) if/when he get's stung by honey bees. Makes me nervous as hell. We've not air traveled since finding all this out, so has anyone had any issues traveling with EpiPens in your carry on? (Sorry, kinda hijacking my own thread).

EpiPens

 
Carry On Bags: 
Yes
Checked Bags: 
Yes

TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection.

 

Ref: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/epipens

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2 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

I knew that was coming soon! 😄

I hope they win too even though I know nothing about that team.  I just can't stand Boston.

Married to a Blackhawks game who hates the blues lol...I'm equal opportunity and don't care who wins lol...go Red Wings!  Jane

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One trip with took with our kids, I had grabbed what I thought was my stack of passports and birth certificates. This was when you just needed a BC to sail, started handing the paperwork to the clerk checking us in and what I thought was my daughters birth certificate was a copy of mine!!! We had nothing for her to board the ship. Thankfully she had given her boyfriend her apartment key and he was able to get into her place and find her passport and have it faxed to the port office and we got on. I now check and triple check everything!!

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Once forgot our son Kevin while leaving on a family vacation.  Was quite easy since it was a large group and we were running late for our flight because the power went out during the night...international flights don't wait around so we had to run through the terminal. 

 

I've been looking at lists and tweaking them for things that will fit me and my trip.  Thanks to this blog the odds of me forgetting something important have decreased.  But when I do inevitably forget something...I'll be here in September to share my experience. 😂

 

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On 5/30/2019 at 7:32 PM, Skid said:

Hey suite snob (he said respectfully), robes, although maybe not as luxurious, are provided to us lowly non-suite people that are Platinum C&A and above.😁

Glad you mentioned this...I'll make sure to request them on our next cruise.

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4 hours ago, Ditchdoc said:

Dare I say ..... the KY ..... I guess I dare.

Haha! At first I thought you left out an "e", and meaning The Key, since that is such a popular topic on these boards. And then I thought about it, you really meant KY! LOL

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On 5/31/2019 at 10:39 AM, toodle68 said:

I have an excel spreadsheet. My first tab has the basics and then I create a new tab for each vacation. I change it over the months leading up to a cruise and then on packing day I print it off and cross off each item as I pack.

The only item we have ever forgotten was sunscreen on a Caribbean cruise. We looked in a shop on shore and they wanted $36 (US) for a can lol.. never forgotten it since.

Oh thank the stars I'm not the only one who spreadsheets the packing list.

Hub gets on me about my obsession with making lists.  I told him its one list (with 5 sheets on the spreadsheet).

I'd normally use Smartsheets for lists like this but hub would get real annoyed with me if I had a cloud based list and tell me I need to leave work at work for once.

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47 minutes ago, ThyriC said:

Oh thank the stars I'm not the only one who spreadsheets the packing list.

Love me some excel. I also make one for the costs. I break down everything, food, taxi, excursion, flights, upgrades etc. when I am home I like to look at the total cost of the vacation. It helps with planning future trips and also to learn what I under estimated. Like this last trip I totally under estimated the cost of getting in and out of Manhattan. Two hours in an Uber gets pricey. 

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