I didn't know
Saturday, October 09, 2010
I've been blessed to travel in the past, but I've always gone on my own and made my own itinerary. I have never gone on a fully escorted tour before. I didn't know that even if I pay for my tour in advance, they cannot give me a reservation without an updated passport. Mine expired two years ago.
I had wanted to wait until December when I've dropped some weight to take the passport photo. So, I just went to take my passport photo. It is the world's worst passport photo. I can't do anything about my face, but I'm thinking I'll try styling my hair differently tomorrow and see if that makes a difference. If so, it might be worth the extra $10 to take a better picture. This one doesn't even look focused to me.
However, whether I take a better picture or not, I've got to get it in the mail on Monday. I think I'll do the express processing which they say will take 2-3 weeks. My pastor says they can book the flight for me, but I guess it's just booking a block of seats and I won't personally have a reservation until my passport is updated. I'm going to call the passport agency tomorrow to see if the numbers stay the same; in that case all I'll need for the reservation form is the expiration date.