My friends and I are planning a vacation this summer for July 5-11th in a beach house in Delaware. They're coming from DC and I'm coming from NYC. I don't have a car in good enough condition to make that drive. I'd have to take the Chinatown bus (only $15-20) to DC and roadtrip it with the girls from there.
The problem is, my cousin's bridal shower is July 10th (I forgot when we were planning). I'd have to leave early and get to the party. I could rent a car in Delaware and drop it off in NYC. But I'd have to call and find out how much that would cost. I am also under 25 and usually rental companies charge an additional fee for us youngin's. I'm assuming this will be in the area of $100, but that's just a stab in the dark.
Total expenses for the trip would come to about $300-500 (including the house rental, bus, estimated price for the car rental, gas, and other expenses). Which is expensive, but I can manage it.
Should I even go on this vacation? Or does this sound like too much of a hassle/expense b/c of the bridal shower? What would you do?
Do you have any suggestions for how to make this cheaper/easier?