Recently we went to Des Moines to visit the kids and to buy some living room furniture for our son James and his fiance. Years ago we naively thought that when we got our kids through school we would be off the hook.... not so. They get apartments and condos and homes. They get married. Someday there will be grand babies. No, now I know we are on the hook for life but actually, it is a lot of fun. This is how our weekend went.
Gas to Des Moines in a truck pulling a trailer $60.00
Breakfast with the kids before shopping $48.00
leather sofa and chair and a new coffee table $ ???? - Mike signed the ticket.
Bottle of Advil after unloading the furniture $4.50
Dinner and drinks at The Latin King $250.00
Drinks downtown after dinner $55.00
Motel room for the night - free with Marriott points
Breakfast Sunday morning $32.00
Time spent with family...... Priceless.