I also tend to pack extremely light. Most of my clothes on a trip do double duty. If I am going to stay for a long time, I'll plan to do laundry rather than pack. My bags are usually 3/4 to 1/2 full when leaving on a trip. You never know when you'll need room for souvenirs or gifts.
These packing traits are important to remember when I tell you that I walked into The Surrey Tack Shop in Darnestown, Maryland on Monday afternoon. I was looking for recommendations for boarding barns, and maybe a new pair of summer gloves. While I found all of that (A shout out to everyone at The Surrey! You guys were great!), I also discovered a great consignment area… and a Rambo Newmarket cooler in Pig's size with a ticket on it asking for $50.
$50. For a $200 cooler I've been drooling over for 5 years.
Yeah. Was there even a question? I bought that… even though I traveled to DC with only a purse and a carry on suitcase. Uh. Whoops? The cashier at the Surrey and I joked that I could carry the cooler on the plane as a "comfort blanket" or wear it as a fancy poncho/cape. Honestly, I think that could be a new superhero look: Rambo Woman! Bringer of comfort to clipped equines everywhere! (Hire me, Rambo!)
|Just like Darkwing Duck ...|
|Totally fits. I don't know what the problem was.|
I mean, really. This is the best buy of the year.
|Rambo Woman, signing out...|