SOLSC Day 5
It is hard to believe that in little over a month we will be off on our next trip. We have had our itinerary for a while, but last week we received out flight information. I knew we were leaving from Harrisburg but wasn’t sure what the flight plans were even though I had an inkling.
Now it is confirmed. From Harrisburg we fly to Philadelphia. From there we travel to Los Angeles. In LA we board a plane and head to Australia. Although I am excited about going I am still a bit nervous. I still don’t like flying and flying over that much water doesn’t do much to ease my anxiety.
The good thing is that it is a night flight so hopefully I will be able to sleep. If not, I have books that I know I can get lost in.
One day soon I need to take a trip to our local AAA to exchange some money. Our tour guide suggested stuffing envelopes with money for the bus drivers and local tour guides just as a way of making things easier. I like this idea so that is what I am planning to do. I also want to make sure I have a bit of local currency for whatever may pop up.
Since we are visiting three places I will need Australian money, New Zealand money, and Fiji currency as well.
The one thing I don’t need to do to get ready for this trip is to buy new clothes. Much of what I took to Africa last year I can use on this trip as well. We have been told that all of the places we are staying have laundry service so I shouldn’t have to pack as much as I did last year. So what if I wear the same clothes several times as long as they get washed in between wearings? beside, that will leave more room in the suitcase for souvenirs.
Coming home we leave Fiji to head back to LA. From there it is on to Chicago and then back to Harrisburg. I am glad we are returning on a Friday so that I can crash over the weekend. What am I talking about crashing just for the weekend? Let’s make that the entire following week.