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The passing of Maynard perhaps accounted for additional grocery and dining out costs - with all the Family arriving and such. It also accounts for the increased transportation costs - driving around a lot, including a trip to 'The Cities' to fetch folks from the airport.
Medical/insurance, well - have been on my soapbox enough about that already... Will just continue to note it is by far the largest single expense we have - 25% of our spending at this time.
Things are changing. Kristi and I may well be leaving Minnesota at the end of November - a bit of time in the Portland OR area for the holidays and then back to the Boat and resuming our wandering life. But do not take this as a PLAN, it is perhaps a thinking at this time.
And now here is the standard explanation: If this is your 1st time looking at costs on our blog, and want some more background on why we are reporting what it costs to not-cruise on a cruising blog - well, we are taking a break by moving back to Minnesota to help out Kristi's folks. And we thought it would be interesting to be able to compare our costs on Land vs. on Sea., see more here: mvVikingStar.blogspot.com/.../cost-to-not-cruise-january
For reference here is a summary of what it did cost us to cruise last year:
|For Reference, Costs for Cruising in 2013|