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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Another Step Towards Bonnaroo 2010 (and adding a plan B)

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4 nights of camping with Bebe.  Seems a little daunting, so for the sake of argument went out to find a hotel. (see my first Bonnaroo 2010 post HERE).

I knew it's be somewhat booked up, but I was surprised by what I found.

1 hotel.

Ok  cool, we can deal with whatever

Super 8.

Not a hotel snob and it's part of the experience.

I'm cool with that, I just want clean sheets, a place to sleep, and a shower.  Anyone want to guess what that Super 8 was going to charge during Bonnaroo week?

$340/night.

Still not sure why I'm surprised by that.  It's, capitalism at it's best.  But it is a 1.5 star hotel according to travelocity.

Forget that.  


Honestly, I had another 2 letter phrase in mind that starts with an 'F'..

So, in what may be a moment of genius (or epic failure, we shall see) I looked for a bed and breakfast, thinking  maybe something outside the norm might work.  And if I'm going to pay that much per night, I don't want a stupid day-old continental breakfast with fruit loops from a dispenser.

Thanks to the miracle of google maps and a zip code, I booked a bed and breakfast for 2 of the 4 nights.  Sweeeeeeet!

Anyone want to guess how much it is (with tax)?

$112.00 per night.

Jen 1.  Greedy Capitalist.  0.

actually if I owned a motel in that area during that week, i'd probably do the same.  I can't front.

The plan is this.  We could camp the first 2 nights, and then when Bebe becomes tired and in the need of real rest, I'll take her there.  Then we'll spend the second 2 nights there.  Or maybe, we'll camp all 4.  But I'm really liking how my plan B is shaping up.  If we decide not to camp, I'm not out much on the deposit.

There was another plan B to help make our first Roo experience a little easier.  Rent a tent at Bonnaroo Tent City .  Somehow though, I still think we'd run into the same problems, so that is now our plan C.

Bonnaroo!

Bonnaroo!

Bonnaroo!



Here we come!
(can you tell how excited I am?)

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