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More accomplishments for our retirement travels

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BIG BIG step - we booked our flight to New Zealand!!!!! We're using miles so we were limited to what was available - so we're flying from Seattle to Wellington, NZ, on October 29. And, due to crossing the International Dateline, we arrive midday on Hallowe'en! Woooohoooo! I'll probably book a hotel for us for a night or two, but that's 6 months away, so I'll hold off for a bit. I just like to know where I'll be sleeping when I arrive after a 36+ hr flight. (And there wasn't any availability in Business Class, so we'll be in coach. But I'm Gold status, so I'll get us the exit row and we'll have plenty of legroom.)

Another big accomplishment - we've had our bank accounts at a bank from Puerto Rico - we moved our banking to a Canadian bank, which has offices around the world - so we finally received bank statements, I'm ready to move my direct deposit to that bank, and so today I ordered checks for the new account. Not major, but it is - because this checkbook will stay with my brother, our power of attorney, and he'll pay any bills (such as a storage unit) and send us our medications yearly and stuff like that.

So, move big steps!!!
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