This is a partial list of things I need to bring for our one month stay in Sciacca, Sicilia:
Binder with travel and apartment paperwork
iPad (in hope that we can find WiFi)
Wine opener (note to self: move to top of list)
First aid kit
DRIVERS LICENSE INTERNATIONAL (just in case)
ART SUPPLES: (Joey has her own list)
Brushes in tube
Mortar and pestle
Drawing board (actually a piece of driftwood that found on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, that has been on trips to the west coast and Florida among various other local places)
CLOTHES: (my clothes, Joey has her own list, and "la grande" suitcase)
Long sleeve shirts
This is how it is going so far?
Remember we are using public transit to get from Canaan, CT, to JFK, to Palermo, to Sciacca, then walk to the apartment. So far I have 50lbs. of mostly art supplies! But really is that so bad? Well no if we actually knew where or if there is a laundromat, but that is still yet to be seen!
With the suitcase filled I then started filling the back pack until I remembered that there was still a wash in the dryer that needed to be sorted and included. Better hold off a bit. I still have a few more days.
I can see me now dragging "mio valigio" with a bandoliero of backpack and satchel across my shoulders dressed in two pairs of pants, three shirts, two sweaters, and an umbrella under my arm humping my way to Sicilia.
Wish me (and my back) luck.