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||[Feb. 12th, 2008|06:30 pm]
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I am hoping to go on a week-long trip to Denver, CO over spring break with my friends - One who is nineteen, one who is eighteen, and one who is seventeen - to meet a nineteen-year-old friend. (I'm seventeen as well.)|
We already plan to:
-Check out two colleges we might want to go to
-Go to the zoo
-Go to the natural history museum
-Take a day or so and head to Colorado Springs, where my grandfather lives and the family of the friend we're visiting lives, and hit Garden of the Gods.
Provided my mother and father approve this, what should we do while we're there? (serious and non-serious welcome?)
In addition, it'll be about 384 dollars each for the absolute bare minimum we'll need - Hotel, gas, and food (provided we eat cheap the whole time we're there). We're all shooting for having 500 each at least, plus putting all our loose change and leftover lunch money, as well as like five or ten dollars whenever we can spare it in a 'community jar' that we'll turn to cash and bring with us in case someone runs out of money, we bust a tire, or something else unexpected happens. We're taking my friend's parents' car, and she has AAA. We'll be two hours or so from my grandfather, a friend's family, and, if the world ends and we absolutely HAVE to contact them, I've got family in Canon City, and yet another friend (who will not be coming with us, but who we're very close to and my parents trust deeply) has family in Denver as well.
What else would you recommend as safety precautions/planning? It's a nine hour drive, and it's gonna take a lot of preparation and foresight to prove to my parents we're capable of doing it. We're all trustworthy kids, but it's kind of a big deal - Not to mention, I'm a huge worrywart, but I'm pulling a blank here. What would you do in this situation?