- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
This might seem trivial or petty, but I am not sure what to do.
My mom is coming out to visit this month. This is the mother who did not see me get married twice now, but yet has the gumption to “still come out for her vacation.” She couldn’t make it to my wedding in August, but asked if she could come out in September, the FOLLOWING MONTH for a vacation. I told her no. She tried again in October. I said yes, but I renegged the offer as it was making me sick to my stomach at the thought of her being in my house. 8 months has passed now. This April trip is that rescheduled trip. I am still not quite over it, but alas I thought I’d be much better by now which is why I said yes to April. There’s not turning back now.
She’s staying for 6 night/7days. She always asks that we go on a trip to see something – as in hanging around the house and doing local things is not good enough for her. She originally asked for me to take her to the Grand Canyon. I said that wasn’t going to work out. So I booked three night stay in Moab (UT) so we can see Arches NP and Canyonlands NP.
On a previous visit here, I took her to Yellowstone. For another visit, I took her to Zion and Bryce NP. (See how she’s been here before but couldn’t fly for a wedding?)
Anyway. I have a car. I don’t really trust it for long road trips however. My H has a car we can use for the trip, but he may need it to drive out of state that week. We’ll know more in a few days.
My mom can either:
A) rent a car at the airport, drive herself to/from, we can use it for the trip
B) take the bus shuttle ($58 round trip) to/from the airport, then we rent a local car just for the 4 days we’ll go to Moab assuming my H will take his car on the tentative trip. Actutally it will be 5 days since the rental place it not open on Sunday when we plan to leave.
They might turn out to be the same price so she’s thinking she will just rent the car as soon as we know more about my H’s trip.
Should the cost of the rental car be split evenly between us? This is my question. Or the days that we’ll be using it for the road trip?
We will be splitting the hotel, gas costs, paying for our own food at restaurants while on the trip. I’ll be providing the food while she’s at my house.
(When I fly to her, I pay for all my own bus tickets which easily tally $100, and that’s on top of the airline ticket.)
Maybe the backstory would change your presumed answer.