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Very Funny Belize Airport Customs Story


I was really grateful that the TJ Walker middle school kids had started our fundraiser off with a good chunk of change from their coin war, so I decided to make them a tacogirl style trophy. Red Fanta and tacos with a Belize Red Cross Sticker on the bottle as a reminder of where the money went.

I was not able to get it done in time for the fundraiser due to the new tube of crazy glue tacoboy bought me was rock solid. I got some more glue the other day, finished the trophy and dropped it off for Deb and Dan Swanson at the Conch Shell Inn.  They were on a day trip to Caye Caulker and leaving the following morning, so I never did get a chance to catch up with them to see what they thought of my crazy craft project.

This morning I got a very funny email about their Belize airport customs adventure with my taco trophy.

I have to tell you our adventure with your trophy.  We have carry- on luggage only so I drank the Fanta so we could put it in the trophy.  I had to take the taco off first and planned to re-glue it later.  Then we got to the airport and they took the empty bottle away  for some reason.  Then I almost lost the foam taco.  A security guy asked me if I was carrying a taco in my luggage.  I had to explain that it was fake.  At least we got the taco home and a picture.  We will bring the picture to school. Again, it was nice to meet you.  Thanks for all you are doing for the Red Cross.

Sincerely, Dan and Deb Swanson

I am not sure they found this quite as funny as tacoboy and I did but the Swanson were definitely good natured about it.

belize red cross

taco trophy for TJ Walker Middle School kids


  1. tacogirl April 2, 2012

    Thanks Emily, do not get to arts and crafts as much as I would like to.

  2. Emily April 2, 2012

    What a great story! And a cute trophy. You are quite the crafty artist!


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