111 days to 6/11/11!

That is the intended day of departure for the Costa Rican adventure.  We accomplished a significant step last week – we applied for passports  – myself, husband and our 15 year old son.  This was not a difficult process but it did have lots of steps.  I spent a lot of time gathering the required information, photos etc.  Both my husband and I had expired passports, so this made our applications easier.  I completed the applications on line and then printed them.  Got the photos taken.  Located the birth certificate.  Determined the location and hours of the post office that accepts passport applications.  Made the decision to get there when they opened – 8:30 in the morning.  There were two glitches – thankfully both minor.  1)  the post office had moved – luckily not too far away and we found the right place 2)  Brad’s (the son) photo (taken at Walgreens specifically for a passport application!) was the wrong size.  Yes, they are going to hear about that from me!  Again, luckily, this facility took photos on-site and we were able to take care of the problem.  All in all, it took about 20 minutes – start to finish.  When we left together, I felt a sense of accomplishment at having completed this task AND all of a sudden the trip felt REAL!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammy
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:53:28

    sounds really fun… i’m sure you’ll have a great time. I haven’t heard you talk about this much. I wonder why?

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  2. Tammy
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:54:25

    ps… love that you are doing a blog about it… i’m sure it will give you great memories to relive when it’s all said and done.

    Reply

  3. Kelly weekes
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 17:19:17

    The exact thing happend with us and Walgreens. It was ridiculous. They should know how to take passport photos if they advertise that they can.
    Kelly

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