I lug around my Bogen 3401B (now known as the 3221 Pro). This came with two columns, a short and a long. I almost always keep the short one on the tripod, and use the long one when I want to do some macro work and mount it horizontally. Its also stable enough for my wide field telescope.
I have taken it to Lake Tahoe and some other locations all over Northern California. If I had to say one thing, it stable but somewhat heavy (especially when you factor in having to carry a baby, diaper bag, photo bag...) Anyways, I was looking at purchasing a 3001 Pro for the weight savings (as well as space savings) as a travel pod (I'd like a carbon fiber, but my wife doesn't agree with that thought).
The 3047 is a good head, handles are a bit on the long side, however. I looked at the 3410 (Manfrotto 329) Low profile 3-way head. One thing to note, there are optional hex plate heads (like an architectural plate) for the 3047. The 3410's QR plate is unique to that head. (The 3030 uses the same QR plate for several different heads - 3-way, ball, and the monopod QR head.)