Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday16th July

This was a good day!!!
We met up with Andrew & Leanne and hit the Travel Agent with a suggested itinerary..I think it was a lot for her to take in but said she will go through it all and send an e-mail with her suggestions during the week..We also picked up a great brochure on independent tours to do in Alaska which created a bit of excitement between us as most of what we wanted to do & see was laid out in it..
Also found what sounds like the wilderness cabin/lodge off Vancouver Island that is only accessible by float plane,something we all wanted to do.Promises lots of bear sightings and other wildlife..
We hope to go to an expo being held at the Travel Agents on 30th July where we may be able to get good discounts on our airfares..
This is such fun planning this trip...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 15th 2011

Time is flying by and have spent the last couple of months researching as much as possible to get the most out of this holiday.
Just read the earlier blog where I was excited about the exchange rate being 93cents..Today it's $1.07!! Hope this trend continues until we're ready to buy some US?CAD.....
I think we've all agreed to travel with Canadian Airline with a direct flight to Vancouver..None of us want to be in the air any longer than we have to..The fare is a lot dearer but worth it..
Terry and I have started buying weather gear.Raincoats,boots etc..Have taken advice from other travellers re wearing layers of clothing to be ready for any temerature changes through the day.We could be in for some left over Winter snow & rainy weather so "be prepared" is our mantra!!
This Saturday we are meeting up with Andew & Leanne(The Mayers)and are going to sit down with a travel agent and run through some of our plans and get her thoughts on whether we are biting off more than we can chew or if it's doable....