So Ripley and I are all packed and ready to go. Our flight is at 12.30pm tomorrow and so we had to be ready tonight so we can have a leisurely morning and leave around 9am.
Because of our allergies, I have to cater for both of us for the 24 hour duration of travel. Not easy, especially that I know I’ll want a variety of food and it needs to be OK if it doesn’t stay completely refrigerated. We’ve got a pretty big selection (OK, I may have overdone it) but it includes:
- 5 slices of bread
- 5 slices of banana and date bread
- 4 pike lets
- 4 sweet potato fritters
- 6 pieces of cooked chicken
- Plain chips
- Muesli bars (for me)
- Carrot flavoured corn things that look like cheezels (for Ripley)
- Chocolate (for me)
So yes, I have been busy cooking, it seems like a lot and it probably will end up being too much but I do not want to be hungry on a plane. We are gluten, dairy, soy, egg and fish free, and who knows what I’ll encounter on the plane and at the airport. Qantas can only cater for one or two allergies not all, which is a shame, so I’ll see what we get with the gluten/dairy free meal – could be a winner, but most likely won’t be able to tell what’s in it.
Once we arrive in Portland, we jump on the light rail downtown and we will be at our hotel. We are really looking forward to seeing Ben.
Our luggage is pretty light, one medium sized suitcase, about 80% full (winter stuff is so bulky!) and a backpack. I’ve got the Ergo to use and Ben picked up a cute bumblebee umbrella stroller for once I arrive.
I think we are all organised, it’s definitely a mission, but I know I’ll get through it!