We are now in our temporary, temporary housing for the next two weeks until we move into our regular Hilton Head home which needs to be sold before January so we can buy another year round place. Got it? I’ll be glad when all this is over with.
My Segway got broken while being shipped south. I did not insure it as it has made the trip 3 times now without issue. This time the packer decided to do a half assed job or putting the handlebar portion in half way above and half way below the wheel assembly. I took pictures and we’ll see if customer service exists with the Traverse City UPS Store.
It is the original Segway model and I don’t know if they make that handlebar configuration anymore. If not, my space age toy may be destined for the junk heap.
But I did find my notebook last night and am trying to catch up with my FF stuff. I need to decide if I do the FFN promo with Hyatt or the 5K UA miles per stay (FFN should win out), work on the Accor voucher deal I talked about several days ago (we are going to eastern Europe in the spring), and put together a mileage run on United.
When they added the end of year bonuses for continued loyalty it became apparent I needed to recheck my United balance. I pick up an extra 2 system wide upgrades if I hit 125,000 Elite Qualifying miles this year and I calculated that I will be at 113,+++ with what I have on the books. With the double eqm promo going on now through December 15, if I squeeze in one more $200 transcon properly routed, I’ll pick up those extra SWU’s for considerably less than they are worth. I’d love to go to Phoenix and meet one of my readers that has done extremely well with the US Mint deal and correspon ds every so often. It is just a matter of finding the time and the routing SAV-IAD-SFO-PHX-LAX-SFO-IAD-SAV. I think that will make it with double eqm.
If I can get it for around $200 – $250 the two SWU’s are worth about $700 and I can take that kind of profit for a one day turn around. Or maybe even run up to Sedona for a day this fall. If you haven’t seen it, the scenery is well worth the drive from Phoenix. And maybe you can even build your own vortex to channel the earth’s energy to your spirit???? Sedona is big or Vortexes, mystical and spiritual stuff. If that is your cup of tea leaves.
California this Weekend
Katybug gets her first look at the Pacific Coast Highway this weekend and we will be meeting a Frugal Travel Guy reader at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. I’m also hoping to catch up with James in San Jose although I know that is a drive for him and Dmitriy as well when in SJC. I learn so much from all of you and get to share a few of my tips as well.
I hope some day we can have a Frugal Travel Guy weekend or meet up somewhere where a bunch of us can share stories and ideas. The city that comes to mind is good olde MCI as fares are always reasonable and it is pretty close to the geographic middle of the US. It may just be a pipe dream, but I like to dream and love to travel.
Looking for deals. Always looking for deals.