Brett Ingram (Rockybado), his girlfriend Olivia Cranston (The Magic Video Game), her friend Audrey Bersigno, and Brett’s friends, Byron Lewis, Tony Rossi, and Kevin Vast, were all planning a five-day vacation in Orlando, Florida over Memorial Day weekend. They all live in the New York City area, and they have all wanted to plan this vacation for a while.
Brett and Tony are from Crown Point, Indiana. Olivia and Audrey are from Valparaiso, Indiana. Byron is from St Louis. And Kevin is from the Los Angeles area. Brett knows Tony from high school, as do Olivia and Audrey. Brett knows Byron and Kevin from college, and Tony knows them through Brett.
Brett was lying on his stomach on the floor in his Brooklyn apartment, with his laptop in front of him. Everyone else gathered around him while he was trying to figure out the cheapest prices, the accountant that he is.
He is not just an accountant, he’s a CPA.
“Have you found anything relatively cheap?” Byron asked.
“It shouldn’t be too bad right now, since we are a couple months away from Memorial Day weekend,” Brett replied, then drawing in a deep breath.
“What is it, though?”
“Well, I found one-way tickets for $120.”
“That’s not too bad, given it’s Memorial Day weekend,” Byron remarked.
“I’m sure I might be able to find some cheaper,” Brett stated.
“Well, good luck!”
“I’m working on it. At least we got a place to stay for those five days.”
“Where is it?”
“Close to downtown Orlando.”
The Ingram’s have visited Orlando several times in their lives, and they have always looked for the best options while down there. With the knowledge and their parents’ have instilled in them when they were little, they have always been smart about how to navigate around their vacations.
Brett’s older brother, Dawson, is planning to take his wife and twin daughters to St Louis over Memorial Day weekend. And Brett’s younger siblings, David, Brody, and Toby are visiting Los Angeles over the weekend. Their parents are visiting Orlando as well, and Brett and his friends may run into them. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram still live in Crown Point, but they also maintain a condo in Orlando.
This city has always been their favorite. Like Brett’s favorite city is New York City. Dawson’s is Chicago. David’s and Brody’s is San Francisco. And Toby is undecided. He loves New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, but he is not sure where he wants to end up after graduation from college.
Toby goes to college in Chicago, but he had an internship in San Francisco last year. This year, he is pursuing an internship in New York City, so that he can compare the two. The first internship that he has ever had was in Chicago.
“Okay guys, I found some pretty damn good tickets,” Brett remarked after a few minutes of more intense searching for the best rates.
“Okay, how much is it?” Tony asked.
“$102 one way.”
“That’s not bad, especially for Memorial Day weekend.”
“We’re getting them. I’ll pay for them, but make sure you all pay me back for your share of the tickets,” Brett remarked.
“We won’t,” Byron replied with a smile.
“Jay kay! Oh em gee!”
“Oh em gee, you so goofy.”
Brett decided to buy the tickets, and Kevin ordered pizza. It was only 4:30 in the afternoon, but he was starting to get hungry. Everyone else would be getting hungry sooner than later as well. It was only the middle of March, so they had plenty of time to get everything squared away with their vacation to Orlando.
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