What can you take on a plane?

I can’t speak definitively on this question, but I can give you a list of what we managed to squeeze onto our flight to Seattle.

  • 3 checked 50 lb. suitcases
  • 1 checked 80 lb. suitcase ($50 overweight fee)
  • 2 adults and 1 lap infant
  • 1 carry-on sized suitcase
  • 1 large backpack
  • 1 violin case
  • 1 plastic bag of food, water and diapers
  • 1 infant nursing pillow
  • 3 heavy winter jackets

In one of the jackets’ pockets we stowed our camera, a portable Chinese dictionary, computer CD’s,  a portable hard drive, an iPod, duct tape (because you never know), and our travel alarm clock.  Leaving home for the last time before moving abroad, you load things wherever there’s spare room to find.

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5 Responses to “What can you take on a plane?”


  1. 1 Chris Burgwald February 13, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Leaving Rome after 3 years was stressful for me… trying to figure out how to fit everything in our luggage! Fortunately, G has a better (and cooler) head for that kind of thing!

    God bless you guys!

  2. 2 Raphaela Seifert February 14, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Guten Tag die Leute!

    so, I talked to Dora today and she said she has a bunch of friends in Shanghai and some other place near Nanjing she could set you up with if you ever need contacts.

    bestes,
    Raphaela

  3. 3 Julie Anderson February 14, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!…you guys are really doing it! We are so proud and impressed…always be assured of our prayers for your family as you take this huge leap of faith and venture into what will decidely be a most fascinating journey. We love this blog! It absolutely captures a tiny portion of your personalities. I laughed so hard at the lists. Looking forward to hearing about what is to come!

    Love, Julie and Matt

  4. 4 Kyle R. Cupp February 15, 2008 at 1:06 am

    God bless your adventures!

    Kyle and Genece

  5. 5 Joe Magar February 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I take duct tape everywhere I go too!!!!!


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