Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Frugal Travel

I'm going to be moving in the next couple of months and decided to start searching for a house. This weekend I will be checking out my new location. I have two buddies from back home meeting me to hang out and look at houses with me. Normally, it would be fairly expensive to get a hotel room for 3 people for 3 nights. Going with the absolute cheapest choices from (which is about the same as the TLF on base) this would cost me around $150 (with tax). Since my parents gave me their old pop-up camper last year, I'm going to be staying at the FamCamp on base for a mere $8/night. This isn't normal camping, mind you, but comfortable living with a stove, sink, ice box, air conditioning/heater, and room for 4 to sleep comfortably. My parents bought it used a little over 20 years ago and got a steal for around $1200. You'd be lucky to get that same deal today. Needless to say, it has been an outstanding purchase and I expect it to continue to serve me well for many years.

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