Vacation Kit

Tissue-for your tears when the motel is booked or for romantic sunsets
Paper bag-to hold treasures and in case of hyperventilation when you see the prices of souvenirs
Sponge-to soak up the sun, sand, snow, and memories
Feather-to remember to gently float through the vacation rather than racing
Ear plugs-to avoid the yelling or listening to the 7,000th singing of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”
Quarter-someone always needs a quarter for something
Bandaid-for boo boos, real or imagined
Rubberband-for flexibility as sometimes when you are flexible, you have wonderful experiences you would have never considered
A box of CrackerJack -vacations always come with good surprises. Remember to look for yours.
A small plastic bag-to remind us to always bring back small things that will help the vacation live on for years
Chuckles-never leave home without the ability to laugh at yourself and situations
Chopsticks-to remind us that even within the US, there are many different cultures and customs
A picture of a watch or clock without hands-forget the clock, you’re on vacation!
A disposable camera (or picture of one)-capture the fun and memories before they disappear
A compass-you’ll need this especially if you are with someone who can’t stop for directions
A picture or map of Kansas-as Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.”