Monday, January 31, 2005

Recent Planning Activity

Things are moving ahead on a couple of fronts:
  • We are going to contact a visa service in Glendale to see if they can sort everything out in one go. We also want to get brand new passports. Neither of our pictures look anything like us now. Mine is also all beaten to hell. I don't think it can be read properly by those machines you see at immigration.
  • Mike is contacting all the people that expressed interest in joining us somewhere along the way. A big part of making this a success will be arranging local guides and getting friends into the act. It will be too hard to go a year without seeing friends and family. Also, we will probaby kill eachother if left w/ only ourselves for company for too long.
  • There are a couple of long flights in our future and some of them won't be cheap. We've broken out expenses by daily food and lodging and expensive transfers. So far, budgetting looks good. This whole thing may come in under $50,000.
  • Some work has been put into getting medical insurance. It looks like a year of cover will run about a grand. We just need to settle on a policy and purchase away.

Other things on the horizon:

  • Leaving parties. Hosting one in LA? Also hosting one in NY? And maybe Lon as well?
  • Need to book tickets for Antarctica pretty soon.
  • World Cup ticket lottery starts on Feb 1st.
  • Mike needs to complete his innoculations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, mountains erode faster than this thing updates.

2/19/2005 1:45 AM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

Nice jacket you've got there.

We've had two issues with comments:

1. They take awhile to get published.

2. The email notification doesn't seem to work. It's hard to complain about a free service, though.

3/28/2005 6:30 AM gmt


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