To back track a little- while we were packing, we kept having to check and rearrange things to make sure my suitcase wasn't overweight. Even then I was worried that once we got to the airport my big suitcase would weigh too much and I'd have to take something out that I needed (wanted).
Kamala weighed the biggest suitcase while I checked in and it was 1lb shy of the limit! Thanks to Kamala's tips- put the heaviest stuff in the carry on, they only weigh the checked luggage.
I had my backpack nearly bursting. My carry-on full to the brim. And a large red suitcase, 49lbs. I know, I know, but this is Australia. Another country- for 3 months! Another hemisphere! I went into the future for crying out loud, I time traveled!
And then it was time...