So, I thought I’d share my top ten list of things to pack.
Top Ten Things to Pack for Oshkosh
#1 Comfortable shoes. I cannot emphasize this enough. Define “comfortable shoes” as ones that don’t give you blisters even when you walk for miles.
Because you will walk for miles.
#2 Sunscreen – Wisconsin may not sound like a hot place, but Oshkosh has very little shade. I usually return home looking like I’ve been laying on a beach in Hawaii. Also, I can tell you from experience that if you sit under the wing of a polished aluminum plane, you will get quite a sunburn. Consider yourself warned.
#3 Bug spray – The mosquitos aren’t bad every year, but when they’re bad, they’re really bad.
#4 A hat, preferably wide-brimmed. (See #2.)
#5 A water bottle. Are you sensing a theme here?
#6 Your cellphone. At some point, you’re bound to lose whoever came with you.
#7 Money. For food. Or souvenirs. Maybe even a t-shirt from the SOS Bros. tent. I’m told men go there for the beer. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the bikini-clad barmaids. I go because I like the food. It has nothing to do with beer or escaping camp for a couple of hours.
#8 Earplugs. Only if you’re camping and plan to sleep past 6 am.
#9 Your camera (if your phone doesn’t take good photos). You’ll see planes you never imagined even existed.
#10 A sense of humor. Because, well, you know what they say about if you can’t take a joke. If you don’t, read my previous Oshkosh blog, and you’ll understand.