What to Know Before You Go
It is less than a week until we leave for Italy. In order to maximize vacation time, no one is taking an extra day off to pack, so we are making use of every spare second. Today Sarcasdad got an International river;s License' We picked up a few necessities and a new guide book, our old one being from 2005, when we originally planned to to go. I spent some time online, reading tourism sites and scanning the TSA website to see what may have changed since our last flight. I was specifically looking to see if we can bring snacks for the CP in our carry on luggage. I am still not 100% sure what the answer to that question is. I did learn two things. First, you can pack you toy Transformer Robots in you carry on. It is listed under Makeup, Medication, Personal Items & Special Needs Devices. Right after toothpaste and right before Toy Weapons-if not realistic replicas Since they specifically use the word "toy", I am assuming that real Transformer Robots ( as well as real weapons) are prohibited. Second, MRE's are good to go. I have to see is my *BIL brought any home from Iraq in his carry on. That could solve the CP snack issue.
*Hee are some photos taken by Operation Welcome Home (Maryland) volunteers when our troop came home. The first one is us waiting for the plane to arrive.(me & Sarcasdad on the left with a sign handmade by the CP. )
This one is self explanatory.