Archive for the ‘travel & transport’ Category
Our weather’s been really freaky lately. I try not to go out in the evenings when there’s usually these sudden electric storms causing traffic jams that go on for miles. A short trip could take hours if you’re caught in one of those.
All it takes is a storm like that and drivers, instead of slowing down, will tend to speed up. Sometimes there could be 2 or 3 traffic accidents on one stretch of highway. Terrible! And then traffic is backed up for miles. Some of my friends who work in the city will take like 2-3 hours to reach home!
In these economic times, it’s wise to not only go shopping for cheap auto insurance but also for comprehensive coverage, maybe even against an act of God. I drove by a car that was struck by a falling tree the other day and it really got me thinking that no matter how carefully you drive, things like this can happen.
The school break is here again but once again, we haven’t planned anything though the idea of Branson vacations does sound really attractive right now. Anything to get away from the hot weather!
But no, we haven’t booked anything and we’re on a tight budget here. So we’re just going shopping. You know, roam around the local malls and do a bit of window-shopping and eating out, that’s it! The break is only a week long so I doubt we can even plan anything much at such short notice.
At around this time of year, I need to do a lot of shopping for Chinese New Year so I’m right in there comparing prices like there’s no tomorrow. There’s so much to buy for festive gifts and meals it’s the only wise thing to do if I want to get the best for less.
There are so many new malls to explore too and some of them are pretty far from the city where the prices are somewhat lower. Me and my handy dandy gps, we can’t wait to check them out this weekend! My shopping list is getting to be the length of my arm and I’m still not done yet. I just hope they have shopping carts big enough for me .
The holiday season is approaching faster than you think. Gosh, I haven’t even got all of my shopping done, have you? This is the busiest time of year for me and it’s work, work, work! But I’m not going anywhere so I guess I still have time to shop till the last minute.
I overheard a group of ladies at Starbucks talking about where to get the best cruise deals. Not that I can claim to know much about that. I don’ know, where do cougars go on vacation and with whom?
From listening in on those women’s conversation, it would seem like they’re planning to go on a cruise in a group. Interesting though they still weren’t quite decided on where to go. But it seems like they’ve been almost everywhere , the wonders of having lots of cash at your disposal, I guess.
I don’t know these women but from what I hear, they know just about the best places to go to celebrate the holidays and new year. These are your party animals, not homebodies like me. I’m just happy to get my gift shopping done. As for the holiday cooking that awaits me, that’s a whole other story .
I’m not sure yet but we may be going on a short vacation. Nothing fancy that will require us to invest in new luggage sets or anything, probably just a drive up the coast for a couple of days.
As usual, I’m late with getting the year-end vacation organized. Seems to be the procrastinator in me that more often than not, we wind up with the hotels being fully booked and not getting to go in the end .
So we’ll just have to see about the little plan I have in mind this time. Wish me luck and the will to get off my butt .
My girl friend is visiting from overseas and quite honestly, I don’t remember her as being the control freak that she is now! Duh! She wants me to book her hotel so she can come to town to visit with me and we can just pretty much hang out.
So I run around and find some hotels near my house but none of them are within her budget apparently. The hotel she stayed in when she was here previously is fully booked and I can’t get it at the old rate if I were to book it offline. She said no, she’s not going to fork out an extra $18, so forget the whole deal!
And this is a woman who doesn’t make a beep no matter how much she has to pay for orlando hotels when she takes her kids on their annual theme park vacations. Go figure!