The wife has a brand new Cherokee Ltd SUV. Very nice. $15K less than the Lexus I thought she would get. All bells and whistles. Love walking in and out of financing in 4 minutes.
But I’d officially like to suggest a group tour of the DR citizenry. Maybe a months’ long tour of the great US of A, meeting up with various DR members, then post those pix like Eldred and Sharon did. Finally put a few more faces to names. In between stops, you could be the DR group’s travelling ambassadors. We’ll leave the light on for ya.
Our annual passes expire in less than a week and we are going to let them lapse.
Dh and I just got back from 5 long hot days there. We came home exhausted, after having a lot of fun. The Herman’s Hermits concert was wonderful, but we both feel, and ds, agrees that it is time to move on to different locations and activities.
Annnd maybe not quite so physical. I know to some of you a 5 mile walk is nothing, but for us it is very painful by late evening, especially in 90 plus heat. Remember we are in our mid to late 60’s and overweight. (it’s that last one that really gets us, not the age)
We still have plans to travel heavily when dh retires that include truly visiting all the states thoroughly, we just might not be doing any more amusement parks for a long time.
Anyway, on the homework part. I set a budget for us for the trip and we came in waaaaaaay under budget. So I am dividing the leftover money between shopping Honeyville Grains annual 20% off sale between now and Friday to stock up on basics like tomato powder, celery and carrots and putting a nice chunk on the first mortgage.
Both are a good place to locate this cash because the dehydrated foods will keep and travel well when we do retire (and 20% off is pretty sweet, especially with $4.99 for shipping total and no sales tax) and of course the more we put on the mortgage and the faster we do it the more interest we will save.
Oh and about the trip, in addition to coming in under budget I used Sam’s Club purchased gift cards to pay for our air fare, room and most of our meals at WDW. Sam’s Club sells them at a discount and we saved over $200 doing that. Which was on top of the 35% off I had on the room with our annual pass, and then I purchased the airfare at an extremely low rate when SWA was running one of their specials a few months ago.
So all in all our trip including airfare was pretty cheap, but we are ready to move on to other adventures.
Dh and I are thinking maybe some sort of group tour of Washington DC that includes the Smithsonian buildings later this year or early next. Can anyone recommend a good company for such group adventures?