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Dominican Republic Packaging

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

While on my mission trip I managed to snag a few snacks and drinks here and there. There was not a lot to choose from, they don’t have anywhere near the selection we have but the ones I found I rather enjoyed:

Dino chocolate/vanilla cookies, chocolate covered toffee, chocolate/strawberry cookies and orange wafers

Nesquick and two flavors of their brand of soft drink; Kola Real original and orange flavors

Malta India tastes kinda like a chocolate beer, Monoco bottle water, Tiegerbrau (just like Malta India but worse) and two flavors of their other soft drink maker; Country Club orange and  fruit punch.

Sponggy vanilla cupcake, Best chocolate wafer (mine was all melted), Frigus ice cream bar wrapper, Rocky chocolate bar (with peanuts) and an airplane lollipop wrapper I found on the ground.

Goonies in the Dominican Republic

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

I went on a mission trip to the Domican Republic from June 13- June 20. On our last day they took us to a market that had a bunch of souvenirs and such but there wasn’t a lot of stuff to pick from, pretty much the same few things repeated over and over. I got bored with that real fast and grabbed a friend and left the market to walk down the street.

We walked a few blocks, went in a few stores (there weren’t many) and then I went in a used book store. The store was small and didn’t have very many books. All were in Spanish and in the back they had a few old Spanish childrens books. And then I spotted these and my heart almost stopped:


Amazing! You have to understand that in the stores and in the towns we went to they didn’t have anything. They had nowheres near the selection we have here. For cookies and chips you had 2, maybe 3 to pick from; same with the soft drinks. I never saw any toys or books for sale (other than this store). It was pretty much necessities and nothing else.
You all know how big a Goonies fan I am. So to find two vintage Goonies books was mind-blowing. I truly feel God was giving me a present for all the work I had done that week, and most of the time limping around with a messed up calf muscle. There really is no other explanation as to why I would find 2 vintage, un-used Goonie books in a country that has very little.

I also found this Italian Disney activity book, also from the 80′s:

I got all three for $2. I never saw any other 80′s items the entire week I was there. I never saw any other kids books, toys or anything other than a few stickers. It truly was amazing!

The real gift from God was the experience’s I had and being able to connect with the children but I feel that on my last day this was just a little extra icing on the cake.