Princess Penelope's college choice is having a big hoopty-doo this weekend for prospective students. This event will consist of campus tours, financial aid information, student activities booths, a parade, a spring football game and a baseball game.
At first glance, I thought we were going to have to get a hotel room, board Thing 1 & Thing 2, spend a ton of money on food and spend early Sunday traveling too. However, after the Princess and I discussed it more, we decided to bypass certain activities and are making a day trip of it. We will get on the road shortly, make the 2.5 hour drive to the campus, participate in the activities and information we've selected and then we will make the drive back home. I let her choose what she wanted to do so that I wouldn't be skimping on what is really a big deal to her to save a few bucks.
We are packing some snacks and stuff for the road, but I imagine we will still incur some food expense along the way either there or back. However, I won't be incurring the costs of boarding the pups, the hotel or several other on the road meals, so basically gas will be the largest expense for this road trip. Isn't it always these days?