Home for three weeks!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Well, our trip home for Christmas is all set and paid for. The best part is that I paid for the entire trip with MY money that I earned with my new business!! Our 2 week trip that was costing a small fortune, is now a 3 week trip that ended up cheaper than it was before (it's still cost several thousand but every bit saved is a bonus)! Because it's cheaper to fly on dates that aren't so close to the holidays, I've saved quite a bit of money.
I used Priceline.com to pay for the hotel again. It's such a great service that I use when ever I can. Although, there are some downsides to it. This is how it works - you choose the area and the rating of the hotel you want to stay in and then make a bid of how much you want to pay. They search for hotels that are willing to accept your offer and either accept or deny it. I always start dirt cheap and work my way up slowly until I reach my max budget. The good news is that I got a 3-star hotel suite (complete with kitchen and living area) for 3 weeks at the price of $55.00 a night! The bad news is that although it's close to my Dad, it's an hour from the rest of my friends and family and it's literally around the corner from my ex-husband's house (the same house we lived in together)! YIKES!
Despite this little hiccup in my plans, I'm really happy to be going home for 3 weeks. It's been a nearly year and a half since I've been home and an extended trip is really wonderful. We leave in less than a month and I can't wait to get there!



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