Here's what I have scouted out so far:
(*** Prices in "Total" counts are for both of us combined)
That's all I have so far, and I haven't figured in cost of daily meals, which I'm guessing will run us about $100 per day, in addition to the dinner at ESB. I also want to eat at the HARD ROCK Cafe NY at least once. So that may be another $100 (Figuring total meal expense at ~ $600 )
Total Estimate so far (without adding shopping, souveniers, and misc.) = $3,305
With that said, I fully expect, at this point, for the trip to come in at around $4,000
- I have noticed that the closer you get to a date, the cheaper the Air Flight costs. But there is a fine line between going down, and then going back up high right before the date of departure. I will have to watch this one in the months ahead.
- Hotel prices are cheaper the further out you look. Will have to make sure not to wait too long to book accommodations. But I need to get Karen on board for this one, so I'll have to wait for when I spring this on her at tax time next year. She is better at hotels and booking than I am.
Like I said at the beginning, looking at the price tag is a bit discouraging.
But it is really going to be worth every penny. You can't buy the kind of memories that we are going to make on this trip. memories that no one else can tarnish or ever take from us.
This trip is going to be like the Honeymoon I wish I could have afforded for us years ago. I know we joked that the President's Club Naples, FL trip was like a Honeymoon; but this one truly will be the REAL DEAL.