The Plan (Plans Change)
A few weeks ago, while D and I were planning for our road trip, we test-packed the Prius with all the supplies we thought we'd need for traveling around the country. Note that more than half of the stuff we loaded into the car is for the cats:
The actual configuration, which we figured out this afternoon, is a little different: the purple luggage got packed into our ReloCube and is now on its way to Portland. In its place are two smaller bags. And the three cardboard boxes which were supposed to sit on top of the collapsed playpen turned into a small cat perch/scratching post and a single plastic bin for our kitchenware.
We currently also have three extra bags/boxes of stuff, including food out of our former refrigerator, which we won't have in a few weeks. The theory is that as we become more experienced travelers, we'll know what things we can and can't live without, and what things are easily replaceable at the next stop.