We're thinking about packing and find ourselves being pulled in both directions. On the one hand, we need to pack EVERYTHING so as to be prepared for any and all contingencies. On the other hand, we (I) don't want to have to carry 145 pounds worth of luggage on our "round the world adventure with a 2 year old".
I am reminded that on our first trip, our luggage never showed up. BUT we did have our carry-on's with us. Katie, of course, packed smart things like a change of clothes, toothbrush, etc. I, being even smarter, brought a guitar. Yes, you read that correctly. I said a guitar. A great big stupid guitar that I carried all the way to Siberia and back and never played once.
I don't know what in world I was thinking. Without really understanding much of anything, I guess I had this vision of singing to the children and the whole orphanage magically lighting up. Children and caretakers a like would emerge from various rooms and all begin singing and dancing together. Soon, I envisioned the rest of "the band" coming into the room and before you know it, the whole world would be tranformed into a big jubille of happiness.
See below for a good example of what I'm talking about.
Oops! - I got distracted here.
This is my question: What is the ONE THING that you found most important to pack? We welcome your comments. (After watching this, I'm thinking steel drums may be the way to go)