Sunday, April 29, 2007

That 'n this

It's such a dreary weekend around here. Non stop rain, drizzle and gray skies. This must be our penance for last weekend's perfection. Since we were huddled up inside, I went on a Priceline hunt for hotels in California for our annual summer visit there in July. I scored 8 nights for $52 a night at three different hotels. (Spouse and I are going to "get away" to Palm Springs for a few days during the visit) Once again, I'm thrilled with the Priceline way of securing hotel rooms. I failed to secure the rental car, but I will wait and bid again later in the week. On Priceline, you bid for rooms/cars and if there are any hotels/car companies willing to accept your price, you pay the price you state. You end up paying half the "guaranteed best internet rate" offered directly through the company websites. It's awesome. (The hotel we booked in New York for example we got for $157, and currently the "lowest" rate available for that hotel is $369 per night!)

The upcoming week is the last of the full-on weeks I have. My contracts are slowly coming to an end so that by June first they will all be completed. This is one of those times I want to blink my eyes and fast forward a month. Of course then I'd miss the fun we'll be having in New York City in two weeks. There is a little fly in the ointment. On the long range forecast, I was horrified to see SNOW possible the 12th of May. The day we go to New York. I can't believe snow is possible in May, but there you have it. I have to believe that that will change. It must!

10 comments:

dbv said...

you'll have to teach me the priceline trick... i'm not sure how to do it... and, i love a bargain...

Jeff said...

dont worry- if it snows here in nyc in may- itll melt away the next day

Anonymous said...

Those of us who live in the Midwest send NYC it's weather after we are through with it. I can guarantee Warm sunny weather. Well, you may need an umbrella. LOL.Ed

GayProf said...

That seems much too far in the future to depend on weather predictions.

Rebekah said...

It snowed here last Monday. Well, not here here... but up in the hills. In April!!! In Santa Barbara county!

The weather this year is just wacko.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Is it Summer again already? Where did the year go?

Lewis said...

Palm Springs in the summer? You guys are nuts. I think the cold winter got to your brains and froze them!

Snooze said...

Snow on May 12th? Gah!

Doug said...

The Magic 8 Ball of weather forecasting isn't accurate the next day, much less 12 days in advance. It won't snow. Or, it'll be a Nor'easter. :)

Patricia said...

i kinda like rainy sundays. i want saturdays to be nice, though. if i ever find a way to order up the weather, that'll be a must.

the desert in july, yikes. just be sure to sit at one of those open bars that have the misters. they are lifesavers.