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Anniversary Showcase Showdown

April 5, 2012

It is our anniversary this month, and I was hoping to plan a little weekend getaway for the two of us.  We’ve also been talking a lot about getting an iPad3.  T proposed that we choose just one and save ourselves $$$$.  (I proposed he do more contracting work before starting his post-doc,  then we could do both!  Mostly joking, but there is more than one way to meet your savings targets !)  He’s all super interested in our budget since I recently organized and shared everything with him (and with you).

Here are your Showcase options!

Two nights in the mountains in April!  A short drive to Big Bear (we’ve never been!) Saturday morning, followed by a morning of romantic snowshoeing!  One day of snowboarding for her and playing in the snow for him.  A quiet Sunday evening in the hotel, followed by a Monday to drive home, relax and be free of work.  Several meals out ranging from lunch to a romantic dinner!

Ipad3, Wi-Fi only, 16 GB! Internet surfing, blog reading, streaming stuff in bed, lightweight travel companion, setting it up in the kitchen while I cook… and most importantly, FaceTime with T when we are doing some long distance stuff.  (I do have a webcam, but it is standalone and slightly awkward).  Will not be used as an e-reader.

Which would you choose?  Assume they total price comes out to be the same (in the $500-$600 range).  Assume that if you go on vacation now, you MAYBE will get an iPad in 8-9 months anyway.  Assume if you choose the iPad, your husband will plan a local date for you that will be on the cheap, but fun (think: hiking, maybe even kayaking, a nice dinner at a non-fancy place).  Assume you already own a kindle and an (older, heavy) laptop.  Assume you have a weekend away planned in May and 9 days in June.   Assume that you LOVE mountains and outdoor stuff, and are new to winter sports.  Also assume you love blog reading and having the internet on the go.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2012 7:13 am

    hmm this is a tough one. assuming that you still may get the new iPad, just later on I might go away for the weekend.

  2. April 5, 2012 11:18 am

    wowza…this it tough – but I would go for the vacay for sure!

  3. April 5, 2012 12:19 pm

    Vacation by a landslide!

  4. April 6, 2012 6:09 am

    Vacation obvs. Experiences not stuff! Especially since you say y you’ve never been. Sounds like a nice getaway!

  5. belowhermeans permalink
    April 6, 2012 8:20 pm

    Big Bear. Life is too short.

    Happy anniversary!

  6. April 9, 2012 1:44 pm

    I would choose the vacation in a heartbeat.

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