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Packing for 7 Hours in Pensacola

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If packing for a long weekend is tougher than for a week, packing for a mileage run that includes a day at the beach is the hardest. Unless you’re planning on bringing back rum cream, it’s not worth bringing a suitcase along, so what are the essentials that will get you through the day and fit into a decent sized satchel?

Here’s what Jeanne & I packed for a day that involved the beach (sans the changing rooms we had in Jamaica) and eating at a regular restaurant.


Wearing: sundress with wedge heels
Toting: Tumi Satchel + med size purse containing

What I also wish I had brought:

  • Flipflops that could get wet
  • Plastic bag for wet swimsuit
  • Plastic bag for wet towel

Note: Had I not been traveling with Jeanne, I would have also packed chargers for my iPad and phone.


Wearing: sundress with kitten heels
Toting: Large tote + large purse

Yes, this all fit into her carry on 😀

What Jeanne wishes she had also brought:



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