Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Adapters. We need them. We have three cameras, three iPods, iPod speakers, two mobiles, and possibly a laptop. I'm still debating my hairdryer as I find hotel hairdryers to be CRAP!

Are American plugs and Canadian plugs the same? I should really find that out.

The boy still needs a suitcase.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh, Oh, Oh

It's SIX weeks til we leave. That's right folks, this time in six weeks we'll be on the plane in BUSINESS CLASS sipping champagne (no, I don't care how early it is) and winging our way to San Francisco, via Singapore. Oh yeah.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The countdown continues

Today it's 6 weeks and 6 days til we leave. Neither of us can wait. We received the final itinerary from the polar bear trip yesterday and are SO excited. We've got 2 days out on the tundra, a helicopter flight and some time in Churchill to look forward to. YAY it's getting closer!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Getting closer

On Friday we passed the eight-week-til-our-holiday mark. Both of us are so looking forward to it we can hardly stand it. I have been practicing taking photos with the new camera, mostly of poor Huffle who has learned to hate the sounds of the flash firing up, ready for extreme polar bear photography!

Every night, the boy Google Earth's the tundra buggy in Churchill. Unsurprisingly, it hasn't moved in the past two days. But we could see polar bears right outside which is THRILLING.

My boss is starting to realise that I will be away for a whole month, and oh my god who is going to do my work? It's kind of funny but I do feel a bit sorry for her. I do a lot of things that she doesn't have the technical knowledge to manage so I think a lot of things will be waiting until I get back. Oh well.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mount St Helens Tour

The boy has decided what he wants to do about visiting Mount St Helens. Click here to get an idea of what he has planned. Or I should say, what he wants me to plan. Apparently I am "good at this stuff" so I should be the one to organise it. Does that seem fair to anyone else? I thought not.

But let's face it, if I don't do it, we won't be going. And then he'll complain about missing out and we can't have that now. I have to email the travel agent to find out exactly what day we arrive in Seattle so I can contact these people. I get all the good jobs.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Return visit to the shop of many things

We went back to Mountain Design last week, to sort out the extra vest charge on our invoice. Thankfully it was the same man who had helped us on the weekend and he did remember me so it wasn't a drama. We ended up getting another jacket each, and with the refund for the double-charged vest and the discount we got for being such good customers, it didn't end up costing too much more, which was nice. My poor credit card has taken a beating though. Just as well we have the money to pay it off immediately (we use it for the points).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Talking about the holiday

Since we seem to have exhausted the itinerary discussion, the boy and I have been just talking about the holiday. We are both looking forward to it so much. We go on a holiday every year but this is our biggest undertaking so far.

We don't have many plans for San Francisco (okay none) but we've decided we're going to adopt the bar and party culture and go out every night! We don't do it at home so why not? I'm sure we'll find other stuff to do as well.

The boy has even started having dreams about our holiday at night. It's 8 weeks and 6 days (NOT that we're counting lol) until we leave so that's a lot of dreams to be had between now and then.