Every year it's been the same routine, I'm running around getting everything ready to go on a summer vacation. This time I decided to put together a 'Preparing for Summer Vacation' checklist. I'm always forgetting something, my razor, an mp3 recorder, sunglasses, camera, medicines and even a spare tire (yes, a spare tire). Several years ago I took my spare tire in to have it checked prior to vacation. I forgot to go pick it up before leaving town, can you guess what happened on I-45 just outside of Houston? Four hours and several hundred dollars later we were back on the road again. So here's my list I hope it helps.