all my bags are packed

I woke up this morning with this thought: I'm going to INDIA today. Whoa.

So I laid in my bed a while and enjoyed my comfy pillows. I spent extra time in the shower, knowing it would be my last time in one for a while. I went to breakfast with two of my sisters.

With Amy (and a super bad camera angle)

With Juli, wondering what the eff my bangs are doing
After breakfast I carefully packed three bags: two carry-ons and one bag to check. Surprisingly my big backpack only weighs 27lbs. The majority of stuff in it are things that I'm bringing for the family that lives over there, including a set of kitchen knives, which makes me a little nervous.

Despite making lists for weeks, I still feel like I may be forgetting something. I have a suspicious amount of space in my two carry-ons, which currently include two outfits, toiletries, shoes and snacks. I probably should just pack more snacks.

The plan for today is to fly out of Minneapolis around 4:00 p.m., arrive in Paris around 8:00 a.m. (their time), have a three hour layover and then fly another nine hours to Bangalore. We get in there at midnight Sunday night/Monday morning (their time). This is the most flying I will have ever done.

In preparation, I've downloaded two Bon Iver albums, have an inflatable neck pillow, an eye mask, and ear plugs.

Anyway, I have to go and clean out my fridge before my dad gets here in 20 minutes. I will be completely out of touch until the 11th. Say a prayer for me and our team if you think of it. Can't wait to share pictures and stories when I get back!



  1. Have SO MUCH FUN in India! I can't wait to hear all about it!!!! :) YAYYYY, I am so excited for you!!!


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