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June 25th, 2006
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Doing the math.
Mystic, CT to Philadelphia, PA to Malvern, PA to Baltimore, MD to Frederick, MD to Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh, PA to Pittsburgh airport and back. Pittsburgh, PA to Frederick, MD to Mystic CT. 1359 Miles.

1359 miles
/ 33 MPG
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41.18 Gallons of gas
* 2.90 gas price (aprox average)
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$119.42 Gas
+ 40.00 Tolls (approx)
+ 52.00 Parking
+ 40.00 Food, beverage (approx)
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$251 (rounded to nearest dollar).

That, again, is $251 spent this year just in the sheer act of driving my fuzzy black tail to Anthrocon. Factor in 12 hours spent on the road each way, and I'm pretty sure next year, I'm flying.

--Chiaroscuro

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From:dellway
Date:June 25th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
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And maybe the ideal place for that next one should be Perth, for obvious reasons.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:June 26th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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If they ever hold Anthrocon in Perth, I'll see about making it. :)

*flufflies*

--Chiaroscuro
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From:spotweld
Date:June 25th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Or take the train...?
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From:chefmongoose
Date:June 26th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Mmm.. how much did the train shake out to, for time and expense, Spots?

--Chiaroscuro
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From:drakegrey
Date:June 25th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
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All I can see in my head now is that old WWII slogan -

"Is This Trip Really Necessary?"

I'm sure the railways of the time had some 'take the train' slogans too. I'll throw in a handy "Don't you know there's a war on?" and take my leave. :)

(Although yes, that trip REALLY WAS necessary. And cost not withstanding there's nothing like a drive on the open road...) :)

--Drake
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From:chefmongoose
Date:June 26th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
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The open road has its advantages. Like being able to make stops at neat places, and driving through Wawa country (mmm Diet iced tea mmm), and the convenience of getting to the hotel, and mobility at the con.

But I hardly ever move my car once I hit Anthrocon. It parks until it's time to go home. I'll say that, this year certainly.. the trip was most required, and well-driven by car.

Next year, though. Alternative plans may form.

--Chiaroscuro
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From:chefmongoose
Date:June 26th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Well, y'see.. if it'd have been in Philly, I would've probably driven under a thousand miles, less tolls, less food, and it'd have shaken out closer to $150 for expenses. I wasn't sure how Pittsburgh would affect things.

Now I know. Now I shall investigate flights. :)

--Chiaroscuro
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From:chefmongoose
Date:June 27th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
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Phoenix to Pittsburgh, plane tickets are a complete win choice, yes. Mystic CT to Pittsburgh... I had to research</b>. Research done via a 1999 Ford Escort named Meefer, the same car that's gotten me a consistent 32-35 MPG for seven Anthrocons running. About as fuel-efficient as non-hybrids are.

It'll be *weird* not having Meefer at AC, but expect that's how 2007 will be.

--Chiaroscuro
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