Remember that cruise my family took in August? Well, we didn’t get off to the best start when the zipper on my largest suitcase busted as we were minutes from leaving the hotel to head to the cruise terminal and board the ship. Certainly not the best thing that could have happened, but fortunately it wasn’t the worst either. We didn’t have time to go to the store and buy new luggage, but we did have options.
1. We could duct tape the suitcase closed- of course that would be pretty tacky at best. Not to mention a huge problem if they chose to search that piece of cargo. And honestly, with our broken luggage wrapped in duct tape, why wouldn’t it be targeted for inspection?
2. We could attempt to shove all of our belongings currently contained in that one suitcase and redistribute it into everyone else’s suitcases and bags.
As much as I disliked the idea of placing my unmentionables in my mother-in-laws bags, it couldn’t be helped. I’m happy to say that with a bit of rearranging on everyone’s part, the crisis was averted.
I’m currently in the process of planning another quick getaway in January and as much as I’d like to make do with our remaining pieces of luggage, I’m afraid it’s just not going to work.
So, I’ve been looking at luggage sets, searching for a new large suitcase. Comparing prices, looking for the best deals and in my search I’ve discovered some really cute patterned pieces that I would absolutely love. I’m not sure that my husband would appreciate sporting a shiny pink, black and white polka dotted bag on his next business trip, now would he?