But, as I lay in bed last night, I was thinking about our up-and-coming holiday to China (did you notice my new ticker?)... and my thoughts were of luggage. We plan on arriving in Beijing, then travelling by TRAIN to Xian, from there we'll fly to Shenzhen, then ferry or train over to Hong Kong. Hmmm... I reckon it's going to be a big fat pain in the butt, dragging two giant suitcases (carrying enough stuff for 2 adults and 2 children)! I think we'll go Carry-On only!!! So first thing this morning, I was up, checking out the carry-on sizes, and then doing some online research as to what is best.
I found it. I ordered it. WE ARE GOING CARRY ON ONLY, BABY!!!
This little beauty is called a Paklite Origin Trooper! Isn't she beautiful?!! I must have a "thing" for pockets and handles... coz that's what sold me on her! We are getting black. Although I like the khaki, coz it's different, Mr T liked boring black. Did I mention that she was half price, and free shipping, too?!!! Ahhhh... I love online shopping... no crowds of pushy smelly old ladies, no screaming kids (well... that's debatable, round here), no shopper-rage (Mr T even knows how much I paid!!!).
Yes, I'm in la-la land, thinking we'll be able to go carry-on only, but I've bought the bags, so we're doing it, damn it!!! I'm even starting to enter into the fairy-tale land of "Maybe we could go carry-on only when we go to get Mini?"!!! HA! We'll see about that...
EDIT: ADD BAGGIE DETAILS:
Teflon Coated Polyester and Nylon Fabric
Inline Skate Wheels For Easy Manoeuvrability
Height Adjustable Trolley Handles
Waterproof Pockets For Swim Wear Or Shoes
Detachable Shoe Bag Included
Trooper Trolley 53cm Airline Int'l CABIN SIZE 40Lt 3.8kg 56 x 39 x 24
Huge Main Compartment
Detachable shoe bag to prevent soiling
Internal tie downs to secure contents
Internal - One full length and two half-length mesh pockets
External - One full-length and two half-length side pockets
External - Top Wet Pocket
Tough Easy Roll wheels with corner protectors
Wide tracking wheels for easy manoeuvrability
Extendable retractable trolley handle
Three carry handles - top, front and side - for easy loading and lifting
Soft-touch rubber grips on carry handles
Extra strong webbing straps
Bottom and side scuff guard
Protector strips on side and back
Corner protectors on top of bag
Integrated ID name tag
Lockable zippers on all compartments and pockets
Extra strong size #10 zipper on main compartment
Foldable space saving design for storage
Brand: ( Paklite )