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Vacation Planning Heats Up

February 18th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

I have no idea how many years it's been since I've had anything closely defined as a vacation. Decades for sure. So, this planning stage is getting me jazzed up to be headed south.

My mom & aunt have done this same trip for years.........every year, the same roads (no freeways), mostly the same hotels, and many of the same restaurants. Not my way to travel, but this particular trip is for them, so who am I to complain?

However, they called me last night, as they had a "thought". They were wondering if I could get them cheaper prices for anything if I did it on line? Duh.... Yes, lots cheaper. So, with the phones a buzzing, and me on line.......we've got the Las Vegas nights booked, and tentative nights in Oregon on the way down. There are many more nights to book, but they need to refer to their travel journals to see exactly which hotels they want to use this time....then I'll have another go at Hotels.com.

They may be able to gamble & pay for some of this trip, but I'm frugal enough, I should be able to cut the cost of the trip before we even head out!

I've got to hit the sewing room to come up with a couple new things to wear before I start packing. Not much of my regular uniform here is vacation ready. The fabric I got in the Craigslist trade is going to come in very handy. I've got some pieces set out that are in the 'thinking' stage. We won't have room to take much, but I just want a couple summery type things to go with my usual jeans & sandles.

Also putting in an online order for some yarn to take with me on the trip....I would be a crazy person if I didn't have things to do when we stop for the night.

3 Responses to “Vacation Planning Heats Up”

  1. living_in_oz Says:

    Sounds fun! I've never been to Vegas and would love to go. We'll probably have to wait a couple of years though. We still aren't comfortable leaving our kids...even with friends and family.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I have never been to vegas either. Have fun!

  3. contrary1 Says:

    I've been to Vegas, just not with a pair of 86 year old twins! They are the gamblers, I just can't bring myself to give someone else my money; expecting nothing in return. I'm going to enjoy the trip, get lots of reading and knitting done and probably laugh more than I have for ages. My mom & my aunt are truly nuts when they are together.........it will be delightful to spend time with both of them.

    Vegas is only 2 nights in this vacation saga..........besides the one night in Oregon on the way south, I'm not sure what the other overnight spots are going to be yet.

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