Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cash & Trips

I never carry cash. I hate the weight of jingly coins in my pocket or carrying a wallet around with me. The only good thing about carrying a wallet is that you know you haven’t lost it. I either carry it in my hand or wear in a front pants pocket. Furthermore, I don’t know how guys can sit in a car and drive with a lumpy wallet stuck in their rear. Most of my friends simply carry a debit card or a credit card in their back pocket and easily whip it out when needed.

Cash is still king though especially in the USA. I’m always reminded of the ‘value’ of cash when I travel in the states. Debit cards are not as widely accepted there as they are in Canada. If you’ve got cash in your pants you can always buy your way out of most any jam…or buy jam, if you need it.

I won’t be taking the yearly pilgrimage to Louisville, KY this fall. The only part of that makes me half sad is that I won’t be able to a little bit of shopping. Clearly, I am no shopper. It’s just that there is so much stuff and it’s always on sale or so it seems.

The drive to Louisville and back from Nova Scotia is never great. Never. It always snows. Here are a couple shots from last year’s miserable adventure:I mentioned to V that I would love to travel to Florida again. I doubt we would have the luxury of an RV this time around but we could take a couple of tents. We could live pretty cheap I bet. V didn’t like the idea of a tent…or two tents for that matter.  This looks better eh?

I'm ready now.

10 comments:

jeff said...

no. no. No. NO. NO!

california.

Legs and Wings said...

Jeff, I'd prefer California over Florida for a change. It's a long way dude.

justrun said...

Florida is about the only place I'd go for the tent. But then you have the BUGS. Ew.

Darrell said...

I vote for Cali too! but you're right, it is a loooooong way.

The tent thing will be a little chilly until you get to Florida, don't you think. I hope you can work out a trailer.

Legs and Wings said...

I didn't see many bugs in Florida. Mostly critters like lizards and frogs. We had a frog loose in the trailer that created quite a stir. The kids keep bringing it up.

Darrell, you know what they say - for camping, where a long sleeve shirt so you have something to wipe your nose on.

More than anything, I'm dreaming right now. Dreaming of a vacation. I suspect we'll be staying put here in NS with no regrets. I'm a dreamer - says so right in my profile.

Brad Braden said...

You never know when you might need some jam.. I have come to love cash, as of late. I tend to over use my debit card some times for the amount of cash I think I have. I do some times wish it was fashionable for men to carry "man bags" as well. but I give it 10 more years before we are on the "smart", all in one, card.

Cheers.

Sarah the Neighbour said...

Tenting?

BLECH!ICK!

Cottaging...better.

Lily on the Road said...

RV to Arizona, then run the Phoenix Rock n Roll! Two in one trip...LOL...

craig said...

I figured you'd be sad about the missed steak and eggs. Never would have guessed that shopping would be what you'd miss.

stepping over the junk said...

come to the islands with me! The boys can jam with J.

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