Well, our Workamping savings are a thing of the past, and February gave us a current reality check of what our expenses look like when we just play tourist and go out looking for all of the cool music, food and entertainment we want to experience.
Our biggest expense last month: fuel. We went over our budgeted amount for the first time ever. This is mostly because we went 1600 miles out of our way (round trip) for a quick trip back to California to visit my family. More on our L.A. experience later.
But meanwhile, be warned; diesel prices in California are at $3.99 a gallon right now, and around the west there’s no end in sight as long as our politicians keep allowing the oil barons to screw the public. If you’re planning on hitting the road, take heed and budget accordingly. I know that I’m going to go back over to the handy KOA Fuel Cost Estimator, and re-do my fuel figures. Then I’ll just keep telling myself….at least we’re not paying property taxes….at least we’re not paying property taxes….
Thankfully, to offset the increased fuel costs we’re experiencing, Jim and I are earning a little extra unexpected income thanks to our latest book we published about Three Legged Dogs. I’ve found that becoming a Creative Memories Digital StoryBook consultant is a great way to make some money on the side, without having to carry any inventory or deal with the hassles involved in running a business. If you’re interested in learning more, drop me a line.