Okay, Here we go again, decision time. I don't travel enough to be very proficient at deciding what to take. I have emassed enough equipment to make the most hardened pro drool. I want to bring it all but know that it is not at all practical. I am going to Vancouver and Victoria BC. I will be with my wife and we are not going off road. It will be mostely urban sight seeing and driving through the country. I have pretty much decided what lenses to take; (for info, this is what is going with me), D2x 28mm & 85mm f1.4's 17-55 12-24 10.5 D500 Epson P2000 SB800dx Circular polorizing filter lots of batteries Now here's where the decision comes in. I am carrying this in a shoulder bag and it is somewhat hefty. I have a Gitzo 1588 monopod with the RRS set up and I have a Gitzo 2227 tripod with a an Arca Swiss B1 head. I am leaning toward the tripod to get the sharpest images but it will be awkward to carry through the streets of the city. I am interested in what my friends here at the Cafe think. I know there is a lot of experience with this sort of thing here. What has worked for you. If you left your tripod home did you regret it or if you brought your monopod, did you wish you had brought the tripod. Or should I just have my wife kneel down and use the top of her head? Don't know how well the wife will like the last option.