Monday, July 04, 2005

Portland Shopping Trip

The time has come to begin planning our shopping trip to Portland, ME. I want to get a hotel booked soon, preferably this week, so I need a firm count of who would like to go. 2 girls/room so we can split the cost. Please only commit if you know you'll have the money and are serious about going.

The plan is to leave late Sunday afternoon/evening on August 7th, it's a 5h drive. Return Tuesday night or Wednesday sometime, depending on how quickly/slowly we get through places. May spend the Tuesday night in Bangor to cut the driving down, am mulling that over.

We want to hit South Portland, Kittery, Portsmouth, and probably Freeport/LLBean, I haven't been there in a long time.

I'm trying to get the best hotel rates I can, but it would definitely help if anyone is a CAA member. If you are, let me know. You have to be the actual member though, because most places make you show your card, so you can't use a relative's card.

I have a Costco card and am getting a card for Sam's Club.

7 comments:

Cyn said...

I can't go, but if I send my backpack up to you would you mind dropping it at LLBeans if it ends up in the trip plan??? It needs a repair and they'll just send it back to me when it's done. It's free so all that would need to happen is a drop off. It was purchased at that store so I have lifetime free repairs, etc on it from there.

liz said...

Sounds like a plan, I could do that.

mare said...

uh, the week before theatre on the edge? sorry, i'm out.

Joanne said...

I'm in!!! I can't wait :)

Cyn said...

Great thanks! I'll ship it up to ya soon with an explanation of what needs to be fixed on it - it's pretty obvious though. (:

Cyn said...

Some places give a discount for teachers at various hotels, etc - ask about that one too since there'll likely be at least one or 2 in the group. sometimes it's an educator discount and other times it's a gov't employee discount - yes even in the states! Might want to ask about that as well. And pick up the Bangor times or weekly or whatever it is or perhaps it's the Maine weekly... the weekend before you go. They often have coupons for the major hotels for Canadian at par and silliness like that through the summer for odd nights like Mon-Wed.

mare said...

not the week before TotE - both Jenn and I are planning to be involved. suggest you try a corporate rate though. :)