My sister is en route to Haiti as I type. She and a large group from their church are going on a 10 day mission trip. They were only allowed to take one carry-on bag, as their check luggage was being used for ministry supplies, vacation Bible school props, clothing to give away, gifts for supported children, and lettuce, cheese and sour cream.
You read that right.
Over international borders, in checked luggage.
I thought this was illegal. On the customs forms, they're always asking if you're carrying agricultural products...
I'm dying to know if after the 24-hour layover in Miami, the contraband arrived without incident. They were already over-weight before they even got on the plane, and some of their bags were shipped directly on to Haiti...where I'm sure hungry screeners or drug dogs are having a heyday with the spoiling unrefrigerated dairy and the squashed packages of lettuce. But really, don't all the best food exporters send their delicate leafy vegetables out in duffel bags????
We've been cracking jokes about this for weeks. Our best guess is that they've got tacos on the menu. Though it's hard to believe that Haiti doesn't have lettuce or cheese or milk products that could substitute for sour cream. And why they planned Mexican food if the main ingredients were unavailable in-country is beyond me.
The answer to the title question??? We're still waiting on the answer. I'll update as soon as I hear from her!!!