Less than 48 hours remain before I depart for the expedition. I have a feeling my sleep schedule is going to be at a severe detriment during these last two nights. Especially, since early mornings beckon. This weekend has been a whirlwind of packing and cleaning. The house is the cleanest it has been all winter. I love coming home from a trip to a perfectly clean house. After a trip it always seems like you need another mini one to unwind and prepare for the return to daily life. I know after this trip especially (which I have a feeling will pass much too quickly) I will need that unwinding period.
Packing is also one of the hardest things for a trip. You always seem to over think what you really need and almost always forget something that you do. I have laid everything out and have nearly finished packing. I cannot finish until I complete my last day of coursework. The last of my necessities are laid out on the chair awaiting placement in my carry-on. My camera is cleaned and ready for action. It is going to need a vacation from the amount of photos I will be taking on this trip.
Now, I must attempt to rest for this last day of preparation until I leave. I hope I can actually get at least a little sleep and let this excitement take a break for a night.