I have a plan.
But can it be implemented? This is the GRAND question.
Oh yes. I have plans. I also have limited time. Limited funds.
That’s the problem. Maturity – damn you! Can I ignore you?
Before I became a full-time member of the workforce I had hoped to use that time to see and do a few things. I haven’t.
Just a few small excursions in and around California, see and do things I can check off that bucket list.
Now I have a week. A WEEK! so much to do, so little time!
Check out this map and tell me I am nuts (please don’t). Tell me I am crazy (please don’t).
I have done worse with less time and less money.
Here is the deal:
Begin at the very beginning Berkeley. Rent a car.
Cost: $215 for 7 days.
Drive to Tahoe.
Total drive time: 3 hours 4 minutes.
Costs: Use season pass at Squaw and Alpine (free skiing). Lodging: $22/night
Take Intermediate adult lesson: Cost $69
Drive to Mammoth Mountain (Destination is technically Bishop, then a 45 minute drive or shuttle to Mammoth Mountain).
Total drive time: 3 hours 15 minutes
This is THE holy land of California skiing!
Costs: Take advantage of Liftopia’s $199 3-day lift ticket deal.
Lodging: $79 for two nights
NEXT UP: Six-flags Magic Mountain, Los Angeles.
Entrance fee Cost: $39.
Lodging. TBD – may drive right on through!
Total estimated cost: for 5 days of skiing, car rental lodging, food, gas and other unforeseeable costs: $650-$700.
My last unemployment check.
The is the last trip I would be able to take for three months. I cannot use my allotted three weeks vacation until I have surpassed, made it through, survived three months on the job.
This would be the first vacation in almost a year.
One week, three checks off the list. A “bid adieu to unemployment”, road trip style.
So…. who’s with me!
(Who thinks I am a 30-year-old trapped in a 19-year-olds body? – yes I’m hoping no one votes for this!).
~ the audacious amateur blogger