30 hour train ride...here I come

 {new handbag and sunglasses for the trip}
handbag: Fiorelli - sunglasses: Tory Burch cateye
Friday morning I will be boarding a train for a 30 hour ride(YIKES!) to New Orleans. I never like packing bags, but this trip I really did not like packing for. I had to omit clothing and shoes in order to pack food, a sleeping bag and a travel pillow. What are your travel essentials?
 {colorful ribbons that help me identify which suitcase is mine}
 {my great aunt taught me how to crochet a new stitch so I can mix things up on the train}
 {face and makeup essentials}
{some snacks for the train ride}
no food cart on the train - it's hard to think of food to bring that is healthy and filling.

26 comments :

  1. I LOVE your new purse, have a safe trip!

    xx Emily

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  2. LOVE the purse!!Can we get the details on it? Have a great trip!

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  3. Warm clothes, a good book, my computer and iphone are always travel essentials! I also love to pack my own healthy snacks, not a fast food person! Enjoy the train ride! And love the color or your yarn!

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  4. Looks like you are all set! I have never been on a train before, its something i want to try! Have a great trip!

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  5. Have fun! I usually bring books and my iPhone so I can keep myself occupied!

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  6. Uggghhh that is a long trip, but looks like you are prepared. Knitting always helps the time go by on long trips for me.

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  7. Have fun! I have honestly never used the train for transportation. Looks like you have great essentials for a trip!

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  8. I am so jealous of your train ride! Love long train rides. I always pack a warm pashmina, good book and magazines. Have fun in New Orleans.

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  9. Have a safe trip! I love crocheting - I'm addicted!

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  10. Whoa, that a lot of snacks! :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe you are riding a train all the way to NOLA. What are you going to do? How long will you be there? Have you done it before. It will be quite an adventure, I am sure.

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  12. 30 hour train ride! Whew! I don't think I could do it! Cute bag! Have fun on your trip!

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  13. Oh I love train rides.
    A pashmina is my essential......and candy. ;)

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  14. Looks like you're definitely well-stocked in terms of snacks! I usually travel with a backpack holding my clothes and toiletries, and a briefcase-style bag holding books, wallet, snacks and other essentials I need to keep close at hand.

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  15. oh goodness! good luck!

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  16. Wooow that is one long train ride!! You're going to love NOLA though. Enjoy!

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  17. wow 30 hours, hope that goes fast for you!! looks like you brought great snacks and hope plenty of books to read

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  18. Thanks for sharing and have a safe trip!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  19. That's a long ride!! Hope it goes well! Love the bag :)

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  20. Nawlinssss... I'm so jealous!!!
    I hate packing. Hate it hate it. It always stresses me out.

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  21. Have a safe trip! Make sure to have tons of fun.

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  22. FUN! 30 hours on a train actually sounds like a really delightful adventure to me. Even if it's horrible, the story will be well-worth it.

    In college my girlfriend and I had no money but wanted to go on a vacation so we took the Greyhound to LA. We printed our tickets and the time was 26 hours, we were cracking up out of fear. The ride was absolutely horrible (I mean, it was a Greyhound) but it's one of those great memories because we were so miserable that we were making jokes the entire time.

    Love your packing loot! I think it would be hard to find filing stuff too that is healthy. You seem to have a good pile going!

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  23. You'll have to tell us all about your trip when you get back! I love riding the train. You get to see so many things that you normally wouldn't see, but 30 hours is a bit much.

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  24. Looking forward to hearing about your train ride!

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