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10 July 2016 @ 10:43 am
Checklist finally complete?  
I'm pretty sure that I've finished everything that I need to do before we leave. Our passports are sitting next to me, we bought our JR Rail Passes and know to make sure to get a Temporary Visitor stamp on our passports so we can exchange them when we arrive, we arranged for portable wi-fi so that we'll be able to check Google maps to find anywhere we want to go / look up train directions (Japanese addressing...leaves something to be desired), we bought a portable charger for our phones and a cord that'll connect our DSes to it too (and hopefully the wifi if it uses a minUSB for its charger), checked necessary visa status (none for our connecting flight in Canada, none for Japan), booked hotels including a ryokan on Miyajima, changed our money before the yen took off, alerted everyone important that we would be abroad, put a hold on our mail, bought new shoes and sandals, got some clothes that will stand up to Japanese weather (think "incredibly hot and humid" and you'll be right. Though apparently the rainy season isn't over yet...)...

But this is travel, so of course I'm running through lists trying to figure out what I've missed. The last post I made on this I thought we had finished everything, but there were some items on the list above--wifi, phone battery, shoes--that weren't still done and which I hadn't seriously considered before. What else am I going to want that I haven't thought of before now?

I made a couple lists on the app that softlykarou and I use to coordinate chores and paying bills that'll cover everything we need to do before we leave and everything we need to make sure we pack. It's not enough to really make me stop worrying, but at least I can assure myself I've done as much as I can to prepare.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: Cowboy Bebop - Butterfly
q99q99 on July 10th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
Checklists are vital, it's always worth going over a checklist before a trip!
dorchadasdorchadas on July 11th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)
I religiously use that planning app to chart out basically my whole life, so this is just an extension of that.  photo emot-v.gif