Carol's Epic Road Trip: Day 14 - Spa Day

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Last Thursday (day 14) of my 60+ day road trip involved a change in plans. For those of you following my schedule, you will see I did not go to St Louis as planned. The gals I was scheduled to meet up with had a conflict so I stayed in Blue Springs, MO for a couple of extra days. It's working out great. We're having fun and were able to schedule another golf game for Friday.

Since it wasn't a travel day,  I took advantage of a spa day and had my hair done, and got a pedicure. My new friend (and host) Charlene and I spent some time out shopping and I bought 3 new blouses. Always fun to add something new to the wardrobe... as if I need more clothes! Lol

We were at Price Chopper and found some individual serving mixed drinks 10 for $10. We picked out 10 including original Margaritas, peach Margaritas, and pink lemonade Margaritas. We taste-tested the pink lemonade and peach with the salmon Charlene grilled for dinner.

And, the gas prices keep getting better. $2.64 at Costco. It was $3.55 when I left home on August 27th.  More money for golf!

It was another great day for this nomad.
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Comments (13)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - you are quite fortunate to meet lower gas prices as you continue on your road trip.  More $$$$ for playing golf and other activities.  Contingency plans and being prepared for new opportunities continue. . .  

Sep 13, 2021 02:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Sounds like even a simple plan change turns out well. Keep hitting them straight. Enjoy your day 

Sep 13, 2021 03:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Carol - I don't think that I have seen that price in a while.

Sep 13, 2021 03:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... those pink lemonade margaritas sound interesting (and dangerous!).

Sep 13, 2021 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! I'm enjoying following you on your cross-country trip!

Sep 13, 2021 05:35 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Carol you have earned a Spa Day for sure. It's Monday, so make the best of it.  Have a productive week, make some money.  Thanks again for the Post.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 13, 2021 05:44 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's good to know you can be flexible when you are on the road and those gas prices are indeed getting better for you.  Not that I use gas anymore but I did notice that in my area the price is over $3.00/gallon.

Sep 13, 2021 05:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Being flexible and changing plans is what makes a trip fun.  Our premium price is $4.77! Part of that is the $1 charge for all kinds of state taxes.  A

Sep 13, 2021 07:30 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Shifting to plan B can be a lot of fun and you proved that for sure Carol!  Peach margaritas sounds good.  I've never had one!

Sep 13, 2021 01:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol enjoy those gas prices, because they will be about 60 to 70 cents more when you get to the North East.

Sep 13, 2021 04:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- I just did a quick check and I think we're at about $2.46 a gallon in Harris County.  The pink lemonade margarita sounds interesting!

Sep 13, 2021 07:09 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

Not to worry the gas prices will get even better.  Wonderful post as always, just think of the new friends you'll make along the way.

Sep 14, 2021 12:11 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Carol! I suppose it's a good idea they only had 3 flavors of margaritas

Sep 15, 2021 07:44 PM