Last minute frenzy of trip preparation ... or not.

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Packed and ready to go! Unfortunately our plane doesn't leave until 1am...
The departure day has finally arrived!  And we are ... ready.  Really. Amazing, but true.

Passports have been updated, extra photos stowed for future visas; Chinese visas have been secured (we'll take care of India...later); locations have been researched and travel books have been read (and reread); reservations have been made and flights have been booked for the first two months of travel; luggage has been packed and tested then repacked and retested; travel checks have been purchased; vaccinations have been procured and prescriptions filled; batteries have been charged and memory cards cleared in preparation for the exciting images to come; SKYPE has been installed and calls have been forwarded, the house has been scoured and prepped for the house sitters; my hair has been shorn -- really shorn (but I will look like Ronald McDonald in 3 weeks nonetheless); the car has been washed (but not sold, unfortunately); bling has been removed and locked in the safe;  taxes have been filed; bills have been paid; pups have been moved into their hapy new home with Steve's parents; trial travel blogs have been posted for practice, Netflix canceled and TiVo has been cleared...

So that's all, right? There's nothing else we could possibly do to prepare, right?

Stay tuned, and we'll let you know how it goes.
cmgervais says:
Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
Sweetski says:
Can't wait to be on that first plane. :)

I know, Charlene, Steve, you are well on your way and have already experienced so many great adventures, but I felt I had to start at the beginning. I really like the way Charlene writes the blogs and thought it would be worth it to start at the very beginning :)

I'm probably going to say lots of things, that later on turn out to be silly, but what the heck :)

So, for now, happy travelling you two!
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
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