So with December of 2014 comes the last of the 'Cost to Not Cruise' posts - going forward we will still track our costs under the flag of Cost to Cruise. (and the background will change back to Ocean Blue from the Grass Green of the past year). But before we get to that, here is December:
|Viking Star Cost to Not Cruise December 2014|
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First thing one might notice is WOW! Almost $6,000 for the month, way to end the year with a Bang! Well, bang it kind of was. Three highlights in there that pumped up the sum:
- Our slow driving trip back 'home'. Transportation (gas) and Misc (hotels) getting the bulk of that - but also some dining out.
- Kristi got some presents for Christmas: Some Bling, and a new computer - into Personal.
- We did eat out a LOT while in Portland, it is the American Way to socialize. . .
Soon will do a post comparing our lifestyle on land vs. on water. To address that question: it is really oh-so-cheap to live on a boat?
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 took a break by moving back to Minnesota to help out Kristi's folks January of 2014. 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|