Heading for New York
Packing for a trip to New York has simplified over the years. Now I don’t worry about packing shoes. Everyone in New York has given in to the daily and frequent use of tennis shoes. To provide the illusion of variety, they call them athletic shoes or even “cross trainers” on the Upper West Side. Women on their way to work have forsaken purses for the far more useful “Ladies Backpack.” This bag usually holds stylish shoes for the office, snacks, and mace.
Since luggage has become a thing of the past I don’t have a lot of decisions as to what to pack. I need a series of loose fitting shirts that can serve as street wear or pajamas. I even notice I have become very picky as to the underwear I bring: Nothing new, nothing with a textured pattern or I will have a tattoo when I get off of the plane.