So after last year’s expensive family vacation, we our plans set on a lesser expensive trip for this year. Perhaps an overnight stay at Motel 6 down the road playing Old Maid.
Instead this email comes last week about the law firm where I work. They’ve taken possession of a 5,000 square foot, five bedroom, six bath, villa in Cabo San Lucas for payment of a client’s bad debt. They are renting it out for a great deal to employees. I half-jokingly brought it up to the GAP. “That sounds great,” she said excitedly. “We’ll never get another chance to stay at a villa. I’ll look up flights.”
A couple of hours later, a disillusioned travel agent, called. “The flights are so expensive,”
the GAP said, “and it’s only a two-hour flight. But if we drive to San Diego and fly out from there, it reduces the price by over a hundred dollars per person.”
“That might work,” I answered back.
“But they charge fifty dollars to check a bag,” she said. “They only allow you to carry on a
16 by 14 inch bag on free.”
“We’re going to the beach,” I thought out load. “Maybe we could fit everything in that.”
“Mom, you’re on crack…” Those were familiar words. “Do you know how big 16 by 14 is?” I held up a piece of paper. It looked really small, not to mention thin. Even adding another five inches wouldn’t make it that big. “Plus we have to take our snorkel gear to save money.”
“Do they say you can’t wear your flippers on the plane?” I asked. Suddenly we both broke into laughter picturing the family getting on the plane in full snorkel gear. It just might work.
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