Saturday, April 12, 2008

CA Here We Come...

well...kind of! Steve and I are planning a trip to California for this summer. This is my reward for getting a 4.o this last year (thankfully! considering it was a pass/fail year). We are planning a big trip, kind of a last hurrah before "real life" begins in the next few years (more school, work, kids, etc.) We know we want to hit Carmel/Monterey as this is where Steve's ancestors are from. We are then going to head down to Anaheim and San Diego for, you guessed it, all of the history. Just kidding, we are really excited to go to DisneyLand, Sea World and the like.

Our only problem is that we are not sure where to stay in Carmel. We would like to camp maybe one or two days to save some money, but I'm not sure how to find good campgrounds in the area. If you have any hints, let us know! We are also looking for any travel tips, as this will be the longest road trip we have taken in a while.

Finally, if anyone wants to go, we'd love to have some travel buddies! This would be great for gas splitting and/or sharing a room a couple of nights to cut back on costs. We think we are going to get the So. Cal City Pass from Costco. It's about $220 bucks for 6 days of fun! We realize this is a long trip, but we'd love to have friends even if it's only for one leg of the trip.

Yay for our last summer of willy nilly freedom!!!

6 comments:

Sitton said...

Hey that sounds like fun! It will be a nice little break after your first year of teaching. I am excited to see you and everyone at Graduation! (your coming right?)

Dianne & Sean said...

I have one word to ask about "KIDS" is there something you are trying to tell us? Sean

Danielle said...

Haha, not right now Sean. But sources tell me that at this time in our lives we should be thinking about stuff like that.

Tyson and Courtney said...

I am so jealous of your fun plans! You'll be so close I wish we could drive down and join you, but we'll be spending break sitting around waiting for this baby to come! I hear it will all be worth it...:)

WeTheTeeples said...

AHHH. A vacation. I would love to come. I am sure Ryan would say something like we can't come because we already have a trip planned in June, and the money thing, blah, blah, blah, but maybe I will raise some money selling cookies and Lemonade and I will come by myself. Would you mind a third wheel? Yeah right.
I am glad you guys are going on a trip. You totally deserve it! It will be so fun.

Mangone said...

Dani I was reading this article and I found this that might help you on your trip: Summer vacation? Check out BedandBreakfast.com for free gas promotions. "If you’d prefer the opposite coast, you can park it at Cliff Crest Bed and Breakfast in Santa Cruz, Calif. For a two night stay, get $25 knocked off your final bill—then walk to the many nearby attractions. Both deals are restricted to Sunday through Thursday and expire in August 2008." So check it out maybe they have other deals and I think Santa Cruz is pretty close to Carmel and Montaray. I hope this helped.