Saturday was a hot day. Hot for me as I like temps around the low 20's°C . With my foot the way it is I decided to continue with my packing plan
I recently purchased camping equipment and it was my intention to put my tent and pad in dry bags and strap them to the rear seat, in front of my top case. Then I was reading about theft of tents from the ADVrider.com motorcycle forum and then decided secure my tent and strap non-valuable items instead so if I am unlucky, then I will only have "lost" less expensive items.
It just happens that my Marmot Trail Light 2P tent just fits completely inside my (left) side case, along with my compressed sleeping bag, MSR whisperlite stove, fuel bottle and small pot set
My side cases "bulge" outward so I am still able to squeeze other flat items inside, such as an extra pair of shorts, swim trunks and convertible pants. I am bringing an extra 35L dry sack as a spare in case I purchase "stuff" along the way.
My top case will carry my small laptop and some misc cables and camera, and still have room to store my helmet when I am away from my bike. I have this fear that if I strap my helmet "outside" someone will cut the strap, steal my helmet and I will be stranded.
My right side case will carry my clothes, rain liners, toiletries, various chargers, beverage, snacks and my "spare" camera. I also have a fairly large magnetic tank bag and if neccessary I can roll up my t-shirts, underwear and misc stuff and keep it in there. The idea is to keep valuables secured and locked up and lesser items can be replaced if needed.
I still have a week and a bit so I should make a list and try to figure out how little I can bring. I am known to "overpack" and many items come back home "un-used"
TODAY is my BIRTHDAY, I am now double "6"
As with family tradition we always celebrate on the weekend "BEFORE", so we had a family dinner. Our daughter made hamburger "sliders" (many miniature burgers) I knew nothing about it until it was time to go
Our grandchildren are quite adept to make the desserts
These are frozen cream puffs (purchased), and dipped in coloured icing (homemade)
We also had two flavours of Jello; green and orange, with ice cream of course.
I like jello. I used to only like red, but now I am more dareing and will try more varieties.
I may be old but I still feel young
Happy "66th" Birthday to me