Lisa's Packing List for
I'm leaving in 2 days for
a two week trip to China to adopt my baby. I'm hauling more luggage than I've
ever travelled with before. Fortunately, most of it won't be coming home. (I've
promised the empty space in my suitcase to my mother, to fill up with souvenirs.)
After I return, I'll update this list with comments about the usefulness of
each item. For Me: (including what I am wearing)
- Large rectangular soft
side suitcase with wheels
2 pair of jeans (black & dark green), 3 loose summer shirts, 1 cotton turtleneck,
nylon rain jacket, nightgown, 1 pair leather shoes, socks, underwear, wristwatch
(Note: I am taking old underwear and socks, 14 sets, to wear and throw
away so I don't have to wash them out.
Basic toiletries in a nylon zipup bag, blow dryer, kleenex, handwipes, medicines
for basic ailments, travel diary, pen, camera with 7 rolls of film, disposable
panorama camera, money belt with cash, passport, tickets, credit card, and
other adoption documents in a plastic pouch, novel, China guide, Chinese language
guide, a dozen envelopes, tatting thread and shuttle.
For the Chinese:
- large diaper bag, about
9 outfits, (but many of them may be too small. If so, then I'll give them
to other babies) several pairs of socks and tights, one pair shoes, 2
flannel blankets, 64 disposable diapers, 1 box baby wipes, 3 sets onesies
underwear, 2 blanket sleepers, diaper cover, 2 cloth diapers, several small
toys, 2 8-oz bottle holders, 8 cross-cut juice nipples, 40 disposable bottles,
1 pacifier, 1 box Gerber rice cereal with bananas, 1 box animal crackers,
feeding spoon, bib, basic baby toiletries, baby benadryl for the plane ride
- 9 4-oz boxes of Colorado
chocolates, gift wrapped
- 4 bags of dried bolete
mushrooms, with southwest motif cotton bandanna, and flyer describing
how my mother and I gathered these mushrooms ourselves.
- 1 metal gift tin with
2 small bottles of Kentucky whiskey
- Small photo album with
photos of my home and pets, plus empty sleeves left for additional photos
to be sent later, for Lara's caretaker.
- 50 Chinese New Year
Commemorative stamps, each in a tiny zip lock bag.
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