Good morning Ifagalz valued followers and Kaselehlia, Ran Annim, Mogethin, Kulo, Yokwe and Welimom from the very top of the hills surrounding the beautiful small town of Huntsville in the great state of Utah.
It took me exactly 12 hours and 15 minutes of driving time through 3 states to get here and the experience was just fabulous-tic. No worries here because I will share with you all of it in this blog with the hope they will help you in your next adventure.
Planning for a wedding is never too easy, and to add driving or flying to the mix and it’s just getting tougher.
For me, the basics that I always have in mind are how to get there, where to stay and how much for the trip. Money somehow always find its way into everything I do. Hehehehe.
Here we go, as you may all read in my other blog, my long trip toy, my lovely Suburban got into a wreck and was towed to my house awaiting the insurance adjuster to take a look at it and see how much and where to get it repaired. Just in time for this road trip to Utah! Yes, I was that close to canceling this trip in its entirety.
I couldn’t imagine myself driving a different brand of vehicle on a long road trip, let alone a very long 12 hrs drive.
I was given a $300 check for rental reimbursement but that’s not even close to covering a cost of a Suburban. To rent one for the duration of the trip, I would need at least $1,000.00, money that I do not have.
So what did I do? Well, I elected to go for a standard SUV. The total for the rental was $337 which is only $37 over my budget of $300.
Actually, I wasn’t going to spend any money on car rentals but due to my suburban got into a wreck, I had to, so I must do everything in my power to minimize the damage in my wallet. Good thing though is that my insurance covers for rentals but a mere $30/day and a maximum of $300 which supposed to cover me for 10 days.
Now, having no choice I decided I will stick to a Standard SUV, but somehow the rental employee decided to show me a not so clean one which is interesting, at least to me, because I know they just did what I was hoping they would do, giving me an excuse to ask for a free upgrade.
Well, there it is, I drove away in a brand new GM Yukon with all the comfort it provides for a long road trip. The space, the seat and the smell of a brand spanking new car! With a price of a standard SUV! I think they say A PREMIUM CATCH WITH A STANDARD PRICE… LOL
Ok now guys, slow down here. There’s still that long road ahead. Not 5 but 12 hrs and 30 minutes.
Time to book the Condo and plan the drive.