The wonderful freight company offered to have Mark accompany the van and camper on its sea voyage! For free! I think that is an amazing offer. Mark told them he had to fly the dogs over and they said he should just bring the dogs on board. They needed to call the captain about the dogs. The captain is on a ship near Venezuela.
It’s kind of interesting, this is all so complex and alien to us but to the people we are working with, it is so simple and no big deal.
Total cost of freighting the van and camper to Cartagena = $5954.94
Cheaper than RT airfare from Fairbanks to Orlando.
There will be some fees in Colombia, probably about $300. It takes three days to complete the paperwork in Colombia.
To make things more exciting, Ryan lost his credit card in Miami and when I called to report it lost, the bank closed my credit card by mistake. When I logged in to order a new one for Ryan, I saw that his was still active and mine was gone. An hour later, after going through a hellish automated system and changing my address officially to Florida, a new card for me is in the mail. Not Ryan, though. I need to activate my new card and then request his. It will need to be forwarded to Ecuador.