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Packing for Two Climates in Seven Days

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Packing for Two Different Climates

For the past seven days I’ve been in two different climates.  I started in Flagstaff, Arizona which is at 7,000 feet (9,000 at the ski lodge) above sea level.  This means that at the end of December the highs are in the mid-30s and the lows are in the teens.  After four days in Flag I flew to Tampa, Florida where the weather was in the low 70s and high 50s.

You can see how this makes packing interesting.

I stuck with jeans and (gasp!) only brought two pairs of shoes.  My Uggs for Arizona and my boat shoes for Florida.  I tried to bring items that could be layered in Flag and could be stripped down for Florida.  This two different climates thing is tricky.

So, how did I do?  Did I wish I’d brought something different?  Did I wear everything?

The only items I didn’t wear were the gray sweater, the oatmeal cardigan and the chambray top.  Otherwise I wore everything I brought and even wore the olive green button down twice.  Overall I think I did a pretty good job packing for two totally different climates in one week.  And I even had room in my suitcase for some Christmas gifts!

Have you ever traveled to two different climates in the same trip?  What did you pack?