What was I thinking?

What was I thinking? The majority of my wardrobe for Haiti were dresses — maxi dresses.  Who does that? I only packed 2 Capri pants for a 10-day trip. Let’s not even talk about shoes. I was just lucky to throw in some canvas shoes in the luggage.

Did I even read the itinerary for this trip? Did I get a brain fuzz about where I was going? By day 5, it became a theme to find the right dress for the most inappropriate activity.

La Grotte Marie-Jeanne

On the last day of the tour, one of the tour members initially thought I was crazy for packing dresses and then he thought….maybe not!  I needed to pack light for 10 days and dresses are so much easier.  I don’t have to coordinate pants and shirts.  I can just roll up the dress and I can stuff my carry-on.  Also, I am more comfortable in dresses; easy ventilation in a humid climate and most importantly, easy access to the facilities.

La Grotte Marie-Jeanne

La Grotte Marie-Jeanne

Bassin Bleu in Jacmel

I may not have been thinking but it was definitely the right choice for me. I felt feminine and rugged at the same time.  Lastly, who says girls can’t climb rocks in a dress especially in Haiti.



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