Flight to Sweden

Yesterday (or today really; I haven’t slept yet) Kevin and I left for our trip to Sweden and it was off to a great start, until I realized that I forgot my jacket and gloves! Total amateur hour! How could I, Miss I-am-cold-all-the-time, forget my jacket when I am going to Northern Europe and the Easter Block? Oh yeah, that’s right….because it was hot in Pittsburgh when I left!

Well, there has been lots of flying since that discover and still no new jacket in sight. At PIT I tried to find a jacket and couldn’t; at DTW I tried again and found a sweatshirt (I have one of those already, btw) for $120 which is WAY too pricey; and here at AMS I have found some sweatshirt things, but they are in Euros and I just cringe at the thought at how much it will really cost me.

The flight from DTW to AMS was pretty easy. I watched a movie and then watched some dance clips on my iPod and now I am pumped to dance! And guess what?! I have 4 hours until my next flight, so realistically, I have the time to dance before I take off for Sweden.

I didn’t sleep on that flight. I think it was the fact that I was thinking about dancing, choreography and all the things I want to accomplish, or I could chalk it up to the fact the seats were uncomfortable. Highlight of the flight: Kevo stopped by a Japanese restaurant before we left DTW and bought some sushi (which I got a bite of) and a bean cake for me. Delish!! He’s so thoughtful!!!

Currently, Kev and I are sitting in the internet area typing away at emails. After we write a bunch we are going to hop online, send these guys, upload the new ones, sign off, write some more, sign back on, and do it all again.

Last thing (this is amusing/ironic for me). I don’t like to check luggage because I feel wherever you go (unless you are moving), you shouldn’t have to check luggage. This trip required that Kevin and I check our heavy and over-sized luggage and I was betting that my luggage would be delayed because that would make life even better (forgetting the jacket SUCKS, but having my luggage go missing on top of that would super suck). Yet it isn’t my luggage that will be delayed; it’s Kevin’s! It’s sad to hear, but oh so ironic.

More later. Cheers.

Packing for a Three Week Adventure

What an exciting journey Kevin and I have ahead of ourselves! Tomorrow we leave for Gotenborg, Sweden and we’ll be there for a week. After that, we will head to Kiev, Ukraine and be there for Swinglandia and then we are off to Italy for a week. I can’t wait!!

Earlier today Kev and I tried on a number of outfits so that we could pretend that we were “well-dressed” individuals. I think we found some good stuff, but only time (and pictures) will tell. Oooh, and we recently went shopping at H&M out in Pittsburgh (I didn’t know they had one!!!!!!) and found some amazing stuff!!! I got to play dress up with Kevo and he looks great in his new duds. If I get some pictures of us in the new threads I’ll post them.

Lots of packing to do! There are so many outfits and dance shoes and computer stuff to bring!! And tools! Some of the Swedes asked us to buy some tools they are unable to buy in Sweden and bring them over for them. My luggage is going to way a ton, I am sure of it.

Checklist of things I NEED to remember:

Cell phone + charger        computer + charger
Adapters
Passport + euros
Jeans
iPod + external hard drive
tissue/toilet paper

I think that’s about it. I am sure I’ll forget something.