Thursday, November 08, 2007

Midwest travel

*Sigh*

I just spent the last half-hour trying to figure out how to get from St. Louis, where we're flying in to visit my dad, to Iowa City where my mom lives, over Christmas break. Amazingly, renting a car will cost $450, unless we go to extreme measures to rent it, drive it up to Iowa City, and return it all in one day. Maybe we should just buy a car and keep it in the midwest.

If anybody has any ideas I'd love to hear them.

On the positive side, it's Thursday (almost Friday!!). We went to Happy Hour last night and will be going again tonight, then we're going to a Dandy Warhols (psychedelic rock band) concert at the Pyramid Brewery on Saturday night so we've got a fun-packed scene going on here. In the middle of that I've got another 10-mile training run to grit my teeth and get through, but I've inspired myself by planning a fancy breakfast afterwards.

Happy Thursday everyone!!

3 comments:

Uncle KT said...

H--the post doc suggested hotwire or priceline for the rental. She said that she and her family have had good luck getting better deals on both of those sites.

Schmendric said...

hey! it's Justin just so you know, and I LOVE the Dandy Warhols! that'll be so much fun, and I can't wait to hear about it in person when I see you on Christmas!

Kerry said...

Well, flying would suck but Amtrak would take you from St Louis to Mt Pleasant which is only 45 minutes from Iowa City...

Or..you could buy bicycles and ride...lol...