Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Meaning of FREE

I just got back from taking C-Bear to camp. It was a two day trip almost all the way to Pensacola, Florida and about 900 miles round trip.


I have to go back next week and pick her up. It looked like such a short distance when I glanced at the map for about two seconds in March and signed C-Bear up.

Being cheap, I WAS SO EXCITED to have C-Bear accepted to this FREE Operation Purple Camp. Plus it looked like a very excellent experience (and a weeklong break for mom) for a crabby teenager.
But (typical me), I'm so shortsighted:

Hiking boots, head lamp, sleeping bag................$ 118.00
Gas going to drop C-Bear off ................................$ 163.18
Lodging one night (military cheapo type)...........$ 47.00
Food on trip for Pat, C-Bear and me......................$ 51.46
Coffee...................................................................$ 4.10
And then I have to go pick her up in a week...
Gas going to pick C-Bear up....................approx $160.00
Lodging one night................................................$ 47.00
Food .....................................................................$ 50.00

For a grand total of $640 for a week of FREE camp.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot the: Week without Teenager "PRICELESS"
K and R

Carol Mills said...

im going next year so be prepared.

Anonymous said...

EDITH when can i see you, when is a good time,, : ) let me know
and i will come
ASA
PS i am ready for some wine : )