The last time we visited William's family, 2 years ago, his mom asked me if "I had ever considered packing light?"
That suite case was about half the size of the one I packed today.
Considered? yes. Achieved? not so much.
In my defense I am traveling with a whole extra person who routinely spills, throws up on, pees on or just generally gets dirty most of her clothes. And that's not even considering what she does to mine.
Also it is winter. There is 10 feet of snow on the ground at our destination. AND the local area has a history of people getting stuck in the snow and eating each other.
Which means we both need lots and lots of layers.
Plus extra food. Cause I don't want to be eaten.