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I wish I had remembered to bring....

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I wish I had remembered to bring....

I just got back from Punta Cana and there were a few things I wish I had taken with me. For example, I couple of packages of travel size kleenex, an extra pair of sunglasses and an extra thermal mug. The kleenex would have come in handy to clean off sand and sunscreen off my sunglasses and for those bathrooms with little or no TP on the beach. The extra thermal mug would have been nice to have one for coffee and one for cold beverages.

To help out those who are about to go to PC, I thought I'd start a thread here. So, for those of you who've been and returned, what did you wish you had remembered to bring?

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ceasar rimmer

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I wish I had remembered to bring a spare liver after all the drinking I did!

Seriously though, a small flashlight might be good to bring because I know some areas still get random power outages.

Moncton, Canada
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Viagara!

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m1k2s3, I just bought travel-size kleenex the other day :)

I also found bags of travel-size hand sanitizer wipes in individual packages - good for hands or surfaces. Picked up a couple of bags in the trial/travel section at Walmart. Figured they would be handy for the airplane, doorknobs, etc. Maybe lighter to carry than bottles of hand sanitizer..?

The extra pair of sunglasses is a great idea - ocean, boat trip, sitting on them - all good reasons :)

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One year my husband broke his glasses and could not wear them ... now I pack a pair of our old ones and some reading glasses just in case. I also now take my own pillow cases, so much nicer than the resort ones. I also take extra thermal mugs, one for my coffee, one for my water, and of course my bubba for the beach. I also take a couple of hand towels to carry in my beach bag for wiping off sand at the beach. I have also learned to take a small bottle of laundry detergent and dish detergent for washing things ..... last year I wished I had taken more money so I could stay longer, *sigh* .... 52 days, can't wait!!

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Anyone else pack baby powder? It does the best job of removing sand from hands, feet, etc. when you are on the beach. Just pour a little on, rub, and the sand is gone. Its the best thing ever- especially if you have kids!

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Canadaeastcoast,

Very sad to hear that you needed Viagra.

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Last year our room was so dark, hubby got lost getting up to the bathroom, had to call out to me to put the light on! The curtains were very heavy and did a good job of keeping out the sunlight to keep the room cool.

This year I am packing a small night light to plug in so he can find his way.

I also pack an inflatable bath pillow to use under my towel at the beach, I find I get a stiff neck trying to read if I'm flat and hate taking one of the rooms towels to fold up to use.

21 more sleeps!

Edited: 02 March 2012, 01:23
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Good points Edmonton especially the night light. I will bring one next time.

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paulettec! I am beginning to wonder if Canada East Coast is really a Maritimer! Usually a few R & C would do the trick!! O well!! Getting old I suppose!!ha ha! We are all going down that road aren't we!!