Yesterday, on a whim, Matt and I started talking about California and the possibility of visiting his Aunt Chris. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California. A very well off California city... home of Zac Efron.
Last year he went out there with his mom to visit his aunt and uncle. He absolutely fell in love with it out there and always talks about me seeing it for myself. I never had that huge of a desire to see California since it's obvious i'm a Florida baby. It just seemed that the more Matt and I talked about the idea the more I liked it.
Disneyland is about four hours away. A little far but it could definitely work if we plan it right. Matt and I think that it would be best if we fly into the airport nearest to Disneyland and spend our first few days there. Maybe only one day. Then wake up the next morning and drive to San Luis Obispo and spend a few more days sight seeing. I'd love to see San Fran but that's just too much driving and would require even more vacation days i'm not willing to use.
Our only expenses would be flying out there and then Disneyland. We'd stay in Aunt Chris' house in San Luis Obispo and she cooks breakfast and dinner every day.
Right now flights look to be about $300 roundtrip per person. That's a huge amount compared to what we pay to fly to Florida. I do understand though that it's a much longer flight out to California and that out west is just plain more expensive.
I hate to say it but... if we decided not to go to Disneyland I definitely would be as into spending that much flying out to California. I'm sure San Luis Obispo is gorgeous but I don't think that it soley it worth $600 for the two of us.
We'll see what comes of this little thought bubble.