Today was a fairly busy day for us. We had to go out and get sim cards for our phones from a carrier that works in Alaska. We did some research and found out that they have an office in Portland… Well, at least according to their website they do. We go there only to find they don’t have an office there.
When we got back, we got on their website and decided to just call them and try to get our sim cards through that. The way it works is actually kinda weird, you need an Alaska address and they’ll send the sims there. We had the address of the company we’re going to and they said we can have stuff sent there so we just used that address. By the time we get there, our sims should be there waiting for us. We only paid for a month of service, which won’t be enough but we can just buy refill cards there or call them to refill.
The next thing to deal with was Amtrak. We decided a few days ago to take the train up to Seattle. We bought out tickets and they said they would email me with the etickets… Only they didn’t and we were getting worried about it. Today we decided to give them a call and find out what happened. After about half an hour or so on hold, they finally answered. After a short explanation, they resent the email and we got our etickets. I’ve never actually ridden a train, so it’s gonna be a new experience for me. We were planning on taking the bus, but we weren’t sure what the bag size restrictions were and with the cost of extra bags and such, the cost was about the same for the train and the bus.Since we knew the bag restrictions of the train and knew we wouldn’t have issues there, we chose the train.
I’ve been squeezing in a lot of time with friends. Playing games and chatting with them as much as I can before I have to leave. I’m hoping the WiFi/LTE is good enough for me to check in every-so-often while I’m there. One of them, when he heard that I hadn’t watched the new season of a show yet, decided at like 3am or something that we would both watch it together. So we hopped into a voice chat channel and watched the season except for a few episodes cause we were too tired to finish it. In between episodes we’d either talk about the game we play or the episode we had just watched. It’s actually been a fairly stressful couple weeks for my friends and I since there was a bit of a falling out and some of our “friends” basically ended up kicking us from the Discord server we used.
We’re getting close to the day we leave for Alaska. We’re getting pretty excited. Not too much else to do, just a few small things and we’ll be ready.