In a stubborn effort to hold on to my unlimited Verizon Data Plan, I have resisted upgrading to a smartphone. However, my Verizon agent was able to upgrade the phone plan and leave the data plan untouched since they are separate contracts.
So tonight I am the very happy owner of a new LG G3 with 5.5 inch display–and my grandfathered unlimited data plan! I did have to buy the 2 GB data plan for the phone. But it’s still cheaper than the new tiered data plans.
I imagine I will be taking most of my travel photos with the phone’s camera, and using my other camera when I feel like taking the time for special, macro shots.
As soon as it finishes charging, I’ll add the Allstays and Passport America apps. It comes with Google Maps, so I will use it unless I decide I want to upgrade to something with more features. It should make our trip south a lot more easily organized than relying on printed maps as in the past.
I wanted the pretty blue Otterbox phone case, but all they had in the Symmetry model was hot pink. I am not a hot pink person, but that’s what I ended up with! I also got the tempered glass screen protector because it is crystal clear and I can’t tell it from the original glass screen.
We’re still dealing with a crazy round of appointments and last minute things to do.
I plan to turn off the water while we are gone, but do not know how to drain the water system. If anyone has some tips, I’d appreciate them. I guess we need to drain the water heater, too. Clean out the fridge. Still more doctor and vet visits.
I don’t know if we will make it the full three months in the Casita with two dogs. But if we don’t get a terminal case of claustrophobia living that close together for that long, that’s our plan.