Immunizations were finished up a few months ago. Our local nursing school at Auburn Montgomery was able to get me in for my shots. Interested in what I had to get? Typhoid, Influenza and finished up the 3rd set of Hep A/B vaccinations. All my other vaccinations were still valid from Costa Rica. I also got prescriptions for malaria prevention which I will start taking 2 days before I arrive. A wellness check was needed for the trip and my health care doctor prescribed me a broad-spectrum antibiotic and something for nausea and vomiting (just in case I need it).
Packing began a few weeks ago. I’ve slowly packed and unpacked, sorted, and removed items. Do I take this or rather take that… I finally believe I have it all sorted out, but I still have a few days to take another look. My checked bag has stayed under 50 pounds so far. At first I’d planned on taking only my carry-on but some of the larger items pushed me over my preferred weight for my backpack. Considering we will be changing planes at least twice I didn’t want to be hauling too much weight through the airports catching our next plane.