Wednesday, June 1, 2011

musing.

Is anyone else going, "oh my goodness, it's JUNE! How'd that happen?!" or is it just me?

Yeah, I thought so.

June is a great month. It's my Dad's birthday, the beginning of summer, time for warmer weather to make its appearance, the month before my birthday...the GOLDEN birthday. I know I will have more to say about that as it comes.

So...summer plans....

I got free tickets to see our local baseball team play! That'll be on the agenda.

NEEDTOBREATHE at the end of August.

Oh! And a somewhat spontaneous trip to Seattle! I've never been, and I promised myself I'd go this year. Now I am just determining the means of how to get there. I don't want it to be an expensive trip...as I still have a trip to NY hopefully in the works in the fall! So here are the options, and maybe you can help me decide? I think I've made up my mind, but feel free to comment.

Choices:
Flying. This is the quickest route. However, it is also pretty pricey. Cheapest flight found so far from SLO= $430. Cheapest flight from San Francisco= $230 (better....BUT you have to add gas and parking for an estimated total of $340) I even tried bargaining for my flight, with no success.

By train. This was my original hope. But much to my surprise this method costs $320! Yikes-o-rama!

By car. This method is about the same length of time as the train, factoring one night stay. I've driven the long road to Vegas many times, and this trip would be MUCH more beautiful. It would be like a long Vegas trip x2 each way. But the grand total for gas and hotel would be between $220 and $250.

Thoughts?

4 comments:

Emily said...

Crazy! We were both musing today on the blogs. haha too funny. Must be a good day to muse. :)

How long will you be gone? Is there anyone that will let you keep your car at their place? If that's possible, I'd do that and fly out of SFO. Or get someone to drive you to SFO for a day trip. I've done that.

Those are my ideas. I hope you get to go to Seattle. I've ALWAYS wanted to go!

Krystal said...

i am so sideswiped by it being june. it is bonkers. when you go to seattle try the bauhaus coffeeshop!!

Ambs said...

I am a new follower to your blog, and wanted to say Hi :)
I can't believe how fast this year seems to be going... it's insane!
When are you planning on going to Seattle?? Maybe as the trip gets closer you can find cheaper airfare?

Christina said...

Hey Amber! Welcome to following my blog, I am always glad to make new friends here! I'll be going to Seattle the last week of July. I am looking out for the deals on a weekly basis, so we'll see how it pans out. I am not at all opposed to driving...but I can see why people would prefer I didn't. I can't wait!