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Trip is turning out to be more than I anticipated

May 13th, 2010 at 07:50 am

Hotel = Free
Food = Breakfasts are covered (at hotel), lunch and dinner for 2 nights (so maybe $100?)
Dog boarding = $175 (with grooming)
Gas = $120

So its turning out mildly more expensive than I anticipated at around $395 already. But I don't plan on doing any shopping or anything.

DH will have some money on him from his per diem. Still waiting on the check from the government for the last trip he took.

The dog boarding... I wish I could cut that out. But we don't have any friends who could take him and last time I boarded him at the vet's, he came back a week later with the hair on his nose rubbed off. Clearly he had been left alone much longer than he should have. So this time I picked a boarding kennel which is 2x the price - but hopefully my dog will have a better experience.

So anyhow, if I can get this trip down to under $500 - I'll be happy. That gives me around $100 of wiggle room for incidentals.

Kids are excited, they want to bring all their toys and I keep reminding them we'll only be there a few days.

My recovery from surgery is still going well. They have a pool at the hotel so I need to call the doc just to make sure its okay to go in. I'm 2 weeks post-op so although I don't think there should be a problem, I want to be on the safe side.

3 Responses to “Trip is turning out to be more than I anticipated”

  1. kt Says:

    it seems that you are having the time of your life. Have fun.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I used to pay quite a bit to board my dog, too, for vacations. It's worth it for your peace of mind to use a good place where he will get lots of attention.

  3. Jerry Says:

    Good idea to call the doc before diving (or stepping) into the pool, just to have some insurance that you are on the safe side. Don't want a fun trip to lead to troubles! Enjoy your time away...
    Jerry

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