Packing is all done, flights booked, house cleaned, and we leave in about 24 hours. So this is our last pre-trip post, and we leave you with some photos. Hopefully our next post will be from Florida. Have you ever wondered how much luggage a family of five need for a 6 month trip? If so, take a look....
1) Children's suitcase all packed. That's clothes for 3 kids.
2) The state of our bedroom mid packing. Kids suitcase, and parents suitcase all packed.
3 & 4) We have been told we have to fly our country's flag in the RV parks. However, this was not simple for us. Steve is totally English, I was born in London but come from a Northern Irish family, and the kids are all Northern Irish. So what flag do we fly? Add to that, that the typical American wouldn't recognise the Ulster flag, but would recognise the Republic of Ireland. Well, we just didn't know which flag to fly. We didn't just want a British flag as we wanted to represent our home now, and our kids home country. So we wanted the Ulster Flag, but both of us find it very odd flying the Red Hand of Ulster as we are neither of us from the loyalist background. So in the end we bought a big Ulster flag, and small British and Irish flags. I think we have every base covered. lol.
5) The bags all packed - 2 large holdalls, 1 medium holdall, 1 small over night suitcase for stops in Dublin and Orlando hotels, and 4 items of hand luggage (1 laptop, 1 camera bag, and 2 rucksacks full of kiddies entertainment. Have I forgotten anything?