What does this mean for the debt? Well, nothing. It does, however, affect the savings outlook. After all, there will be airfare and other transportation costs, as well as costs for food and a little shopping. I hadn't necessarily planned for the trip, but that's why I have worked so hard on my savings -- so that when opportunities like this arise, I have the money to take advantage of them without incurring more debt.
The trip will be sometime in May; we haven't nailed down the dates yet. But I'm really looking forward to it. My friend has a charming second-floor condo up there, complete with a large deck with a great view of the town. Not so long ago, I mentioned in my other blog:
I’m daydreaming about an enormous financial blessing that would allow me to escape somewhere warm and lie on its beach with a good book until the sun sets. Meander anonymously through its streets with a camera in hand. Linger on a balcony with a cup of tea.
Looks like I'm going to get my wish about the escape. Here's hoping the "enormous financial blessing" comes along soon, too.