Monday Money Review – Business Travel


It is not Monday.  Well it is, just not the Monday that this Review should talk about.  I am a week late on reviews but I am clawing my way back…

So the first mention is that this is the first time I have ever stayed at a Disney Resort.  Specifically, Disney’s Coronado Springs.  It was…different than I expected.  Certainly HUGE.  The staff VERY accommodating.  The grounds pretty and green and lush. However, the room itself was just OK.  More like a Motel 6 than a resort experience with beautiful indoor rooms I was expecting.  Oh well.  Now I know.

But, how did the money go over the weekend?

Church  – $328

Church – $0

Groceries – $25

Groceries – $10

Fun Outing – $0

Fun Outing – $0

Hotel* – $390

Hotel* – $360

Parking* – $18

Parking* – $18

Taxi* – $40

Taxi* – $0

Snacks for travel – $5

Snacks for travel – $5

Restaurant Food* – $80

Restaurant Food* – $64

Hotel Spa Service – $125 + tip

Hotel Spa Service – $0

Total – $1,011

Total – $457

So it looks like I did a great job with my finances during this travel but the these results are really corrupted.

I just never donated online to the church and donated in person via check when I returned.

The biggest impacts to the weekend money were, in addition to the delayed church donation, changing my mind about getting a spa service, no taxi fare and a slightly lower hotel bill than expected.

I did have a little fun and went to Disney Springs (once known as Downtown Disney).  I walked around at the town created for shopping and eating, caught a movie and grabbed a yummy dinner there at the theater and, did a little shopping at Basin for Mirror Image.  But those expenses were on Monday so they don’t count.

One of the good things about staying in a Disney property is that complimentary transportation is provided to and from the airport and to all of the theme parks.  So no taxi fare this time.

So that is how I spent Weekend Money while traveling for business. The hotel expenses and parking will be reimbursed.

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