We collected our flight-planning gear and headed out to the plane. We were not traveling light. Connor, of course, had fit his two changes of clothing into a small day pack. I had a larger and heavier duffel bag with clothes to get me through not only the trip east but a couple of weeks on the East Coast as well. Then there was the tote bag full of sectionals and the three Flight Guides we would be using on our way across the country. The second tote bag was filled with all the cords, antennas, mounts and other equipment for the Garmin 496 and 696 GPS units we were trying out on the trip. There was also a camera bag, my computer bag/briefcase, the box of spare Exxon Elite oil because it's sometimes hard to find on the road, the tool kit, the airplane care and cleaning supplies, the first aid kit, the airplane cover and my flight bag with headsets, paperwork and other assorted supplies, plus water bottles and snacks.