Time To Pack!

So, the time has come to spill the beans!  Contracts should be signed by the end of the week, the General Manager has made announcements to the business units and plane tickets have been purchased for THIS FRIDAY!  So…

Can you guess where we are headed to?

If you can, there will be a package winging its way to you from this far off place! It will contain foreign goodies for the kids and something super soft for Mom!

Here are your clues:

  • Agricultural crops include something called sea-buckthorn
  • About 20% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day, and yet they have a literacy rate over 80%
  • China is their largest customer for minerals and energy resources
  • They have a parliamentary form of government with a president and a constitution

Post your guesses in the comments!  All comments are hidden until I reveal the answer tomorrow at 10 p.m.!

Best of luck!


31 Responses

  1. Aileen says:

    Down Unda to put some shrimp on the Barbie? (Yes, capital B on Barbie on purpose.) Australia?

  2. Amanda Arnell-Smith says:

    Well let me see…. Could it be Mongolia??? Hope you’ve got some winter woollies!!

  3. Val in MD says:

    Are you going to Mongolia????

  4. Karen Rubenstein says:

    I am going to say Austrilia. I was hoping for China.. but the “China is their largest customer for minerals and energy resources” threw me…

    Best wishes… I am excited for y’all…

    Love, Karen

  5. Janelle Isom says:


  6. Kristiana says:

    I want to guess Indonesia, but I really don’t know! It sounds exciting though. I hope you have a great trip.

  7. Marjorie says:

    I was waffling between two different countries but I think I’m going with Russia. Either St. Petersburg or Moscow.

  8. Stephenie Earl says:

    Is it Mongolia?

  9. Shelby Isom says:

    Google is my friend!!! india?

  10. Stephanie Abney says:

    I think you are going to Cape Verde ~ but WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE DOING THERE? Oh my!! Exciting.

  11. Kim Burghart says:


  12. Kim says:

    I’m stumped! Even Google searches aren’t helping me out. So, I’m going to take a guess and say somewhere in Africa. Kim

  13. Julie Hedden says:

    I want to guess Georgia in the US because I think it would be fun to be neighbors, but my guess is Liberia.

  14. Bella Isom says:

    I know! I know! Pick me!!!! Pick me!!!!

  15. Teresa Baldinucci says:


  16. Chloe Isom says:

    I KNOW!!!

  17. Did you know apples are from Kazakhstan? Are you going to Kazakhstan?

  18. Melissa McK says:

    I’m going to guess….. Mongolia?

  19. Deborah Stringham says:


  20. Bryn Condie says:

    I KNOW!!!!! You are going to Mongolia!

  21. Meg says:

    Why are ou leaving to go to India!!!!! Take me with you!!!!!

  22. Teri says:

    Nepal?? Cluelesssss. No snickering. 😀

  23. Russ Hedden says:


  24. Ohilda B. says:

    Okay….here’s my guess. I’m thinking it’s India??

  25. Karin says:

    Is it Nepal?

  26. Megan says:

    NVM i changed my guess to MONGOLIA! I’m so exctied for you guys!!

  27. Heidi Hales says:

    SOUTH AFRICA!!! Please send me my package asap. Please, oh please, I hope I’m

  28. Aileen Mayo says:

    India is another guess…

  29. Mongolia? WOW! WOW! WOW! Now THAT’s an Adventure!! COOL BEANS!!!