5 Checked bags - all weighing over 60 lbs a piece
1 way over-sized carry on
1 normal sized carry on - but very heavy
2 laptop bags
1 giraffe bag (a birthday gift from my sister-in-law, thanks Brii!!!)
2 over-sized travelers (yeah, the holidays fed us too well!)
I told Dad to show up at the airport with the Expedition empty. It was . . . and then we completely filled up the back (with the back seat down!) You don't even want to ask him how many times he loaded and unloaded our bags either.
A couple over-ambitious taxi drivers thought they could fit us and our luggage for the trip to our apartment from the airport. After a feeble attempt or two, a mini-van looking taxi pulled up and we barely squeezed in with all our bags.
The whole trip I felt it necessary to explain to passing strangers that we were moving to Brasil . . . we kept getting such strange looks as the two of us wheeled the luggage monorail (all our bags strapped together) through the airport. Remember that story about having to run around the Mexico City airport with all our bags-understand my complaints now?
A big thanks to all the people we visited and the help with loading, transporting, and unloading our not-so-light-load!!! We understand if we don't get an invitation back anytime soon though! ;)