I'm heading out on Wednesday to Kansas, and I'm interested in some packing ideas. Apparently between now and then, the temp is supposed to dip quite low as well as deliver about a foot of snow. I'm in Florida, and currently it's 80. I will be traveling with my 12-year-old daughter and will be carrying my WF and my new Pilot, which is scheduled to arrive sometime TODAY! Two days after arrival, I'll be hopping on my dad's 36 foot RV to help him drive it down to Florida for his annual visit.
I don't want to pack heavily, so how should I account for the weather challenges? I'm letting daughter use my packable down coat as she is not prepared to deal with the weather which leaves me either wearing my heavy wool pea coat (I can't stand the idea of carrying that thing) or adjusting to the temps some other way. Is there a secret to doing this in layers with minimal discomfort? I will be out in the weather loading the RV, so it's not just quick dashes door to door. I could probably borrow a neighbor's coat, I suppose. My other choices are a denim jacket (cotton, holds moisture), a Lululemon running jacket with a light lining, or a Gander Mountain fleece jacket that is very fitted. I'm guessing the fleece jacket may be my best bet. I'll bring a hat and mittens as well.
For those who navigate these changes regularly, I'm interested in any tricks you may have picked up along the way. Thanks much!