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Unread 2 Aug 18, 08:49 AM  
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So not much more done, which considering we go in a week I suppose you would expect

I have a list of places to visit and have looked at doing online pass for the National Parks and Glacier trip. The hotel sent me a suggested itinerary for that.

Still not booked a car, but have decided that we don't need an SUV so will save a bit on that.

DH is also looking into what to do with our phones as there is apparently no Pay as you go in Canada. At the moment he is looking into getting a US sim with roaming - I leave that to him!

Dh already had a REVOLUT card and I have now ordered one as well which will hopefully arrive in time. If not then I have found our Thomas Cook money cards from years ago and see if I can transfer them to CAD. Will not be using my John Lewis Mastercard as they really sting you on foreign transactions - my fault for not reading the small print so learnt the hard way.

Dh has also discovered that Edmonton Air Show is on while we are there so we are looking into that - booking.com has some well priced rooms that I can cancel the day before. Google says it is a 4 hour journey so not too bad if we stay over.

We are off to Countryfile Live tomorrow but am planning to get the car, parking and the glacier trip sorted at the weekend then pack early next week, housework and nails on Wednesday all ready to go on Thursday
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Dh says we will be on a Dreamliner to Calgary, any tips or reviews?
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So with less than 48 hrs to go, think we have done it all bar the packing!

Car hire with Hertz, couldn't get an SUV so getting a Golf equivalent which will be big enough for the 2 of us to tootle about in. Spent ages reading the small print to see if CDW/LDW was included and finally found it was, they don't make it easy. Taken out a separate policy to cover any excesses and I'm covered free as dh has a gold card with them.

Booked meet & greet parking at T2, not cheap but then that is our fault for leaving it so late. Hire car looked promising but ended up being same price as did taxi both ways.

Picked up some cash, and very nice it looks too even has picture of the queen on to make me feel at home certainly a lot better looking than US dollars! Also found some old Thomas Cook cash cards and discovered that mine has over $100 on so will try to get down there tomorrow and get it transferred to a new card to use in Canada. Not sure if dh has any on his yet, got to wait for him to phone up and find out!

Just got to do OLCI tomorrow which may be a bit tight as I've got a nail appointment at 12 and I assume flight will open at 1, 24 hours before take off

Big thank you to Gunna and Jocat for all the tips which I have printed out and are in my file.

Tomorrow is house work (so kids know how I expect it to be when I get back) nails and packing unless anyone can think of anything else?
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So with less than 48 hrs to go, think we have done it all bar the packing!

Car hire with Hertz, couldn't get an SUV so getting a Golf equivalent which will be big enough for the 2 of us to tootle about in. Spent ages reading the small print to see if CDW/LDW was included and finally found it was, they don't make it easy. Taken out a separate policy to cover any excesses and I'm covered free as dh has a gold card with them.

Booked meet & greet parking at T2, not cheap but then that is our fault for leaving it so late. Hire car looked promising but ended up being same price as did taxi both ways.

Picked up some cash, and very nice it looks too even has picture of the queen on to make me feel at home certainly a lot better looking than US dollars! Also found some old Thomas Cook cash cards and discovered that mine has over $100 on so will try to get down there tomorrow and get it transferred to a new card to use in Canada. Not sure if dh has any on his yet, got to wait for him to phone up and find out!

Just got to do OLCI tomorrow which may be a bit tight as I've got a nail appointment at 12 and I assume flight will open at 1, 24 hours before take off

Big thank you to Gunna and Jocat for all the tips which I have printed out and are in my file.

Tomorrow is house work (so kids know how I expect it to be when I get back) nails and packing unless anyone can think of anything else?
Have a fantastic holiday, Im sure you will. Ill be doing some more days covering Banff hopefully this week but if you've any questions just let me know and Ill help out if I can, such an amazing place, you are going to have a fantastic holiday.
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So with less than 48 hrs to go, think we have done it all bar the packing!

Car hire with Hertz, couldn't get an SUV so getting a Golf equivalent which will be big enough for the 2 of us to tootle about in. Spent ages reading the small print to see if CDW/LDW was included and finally found it was, they don't make it easy. Taken out a separate policy to cover any excesses and I'm covered free as dh has a gold card with them.

Booked meet & greet parking at T2, not cheap but then that is our fault for leaving it so late. Hire car looked promising but ended up being same price as did taxi both ways.

Picked up some cash, and very nice it looks too even has picture of the queen on to make me feel at home certainly a lot better looking than US dollars! Also found some old Thomas Cook cash cards and discovered that mine has over $100 on so will try to get down there tomorrow and get it transferred to a new card to use in Canada. Not sure if dh has any on his yet, got to wait for him to phone up and find out!

Just got to do OLCI tomorrow which may be a bit tight as I've got a nail appointment at 12 and I assume flight will open at 1, 24 hours before take off

Big thank you to Gunna and Jocat for all the tips which I have printed out and are in my file.

Tomorrow is house work (so kids know how I expect it to be when I get back) nails and packing unless anyone can think of anything else?
Have a brilliant time Julia. Were just sat at Calgary airport waiting for our flight home. Ask away if you have any more questions - I will probably be Dibbing a lot more now.
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