Have you ever wondered what we carry in all our red bags? If so, you share something in common with the T.S.A. They searched at least three of our bags this time.


Since you don’t have the same privilege, here is a sampling of some of the unique things we brought to the other side of the world.


Roughly from left to right and top to bottom, the picture includes:

  • A pony–one of Belle’s birthday gifts
  • Snake/Water Proof boots
  • Lego shaped box of legos
  • New family board game
  • A new tent (we brought one home to be repaired and North Face replaced it)
  • Light bulbs
  • Shower Head on a hose for the kids’ bathroom
  • Saw blades
  • Craft stuff (paint, canvases, cardstock, glitter)
  • Books (story books and homeschool curriculum)
  • Blender (we brought this home for repair)
  • Aligator clip plug for generator (inside the blender)
  • Awesome new Streamlight products courtesy of Mitchell Poe
  • Telescoping campfire forks
  • New gears to repair our Kitchen Aid mixer
  • Hiking poles
  • Volleyball
  • More books
  • Silicone cupcake liners
  • Drawer slides
  • Dried celery
  • Butter extract
  • Pectin
  • Party plates and napkins
  • O-rings (for potential repair jobs)
  • Sanding belts
  • Screws for planer (replaced free by Dewalt)
  • Nails for nail gun
  • Coffee mug (brought home broken and replaced by REI)
  • Knife for doing awesome things
  • Dish scrub brushes
  • Collapsible butterfly net
  • Freezer circuit board
  • Sewing machine foot
  • Hitch kit for the ATV trailer coming over in a shipping container
1 Comment
  1. Mitchell’s Streamlights are the real deal. Following our April Kenya trip, I can confirm they work great for shining in folks mouths while teeth are being pulled.

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