We just got back from a three and a half day family visit to Los Angeles. Now bear in mind that we weren’t traveling to a remote island outpost, 17 hours from civilization with no infrastructure, we were simply going to the largest city in California. And also remember that LA happens to have a Trader Joes and/or an organic grocery store on almost every corner, lots of 24 hour pharmacies, and from what I’ve been led to believe, a fairly civilized way of life.
So here’s what I packed for the SB:
One booster seat
Four pool noodles
Four stuffed animals
A garbage bag crammed full of toys
Two blankets (one standard, one just in case SB had a fit because he missed it)
Three different kinds of diapers
An entire pharmacy devoted to keeping SB safe and happy
Organic cheddar bunnies
Organic chocolate bunnes
Organic pop-tart type things
Clothes for almost every occasion (because you never know)
Bath stuff – toys, soap/shampoo
Three pairs of shoes
Here’s what I packed for me:
A few tops
Here’s what my husband packed:
Nothing. Duh. There was no room.
So what happens when you bring the dog along..four types of diapers?
Luckily she's not a diaper dog (yet). And she doesn't have one of those creepy dog strollers that I saw everywhere at the center. Have those made it up north yet?
Oh yeah, they've made it, along with regular strollers with Canadian dogs (it hasn't made that far north). Worst part is they expect to wheel them everywhere, claiming they're a 'service dog' that we can't touch. MJ
We had a guy who had a therapy parrot at the center. No kidding!